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Moon's job approval rating rebounds from record low

Politics 08:58 March 25, 2019

SEOUL, March 25 (Yonhap) -- President Moon Jae-in's job approval rating increased from a week earlier last week, ending three consecutive weeks of decline that drove his rating to a record low level, a poll showed Monday.

In a weekly survey conducted by Realmeter, 47.1 percent of those surveyed said they approved of Moon's job as president.

The reading marks a 2.2 percentage-point increase from a week earlier when the president's job approval rating plunged to a record low of 44.9 percent.

The latest survey was conducted Monday through Friday, involving 2,516 adults throughout the nation.

The local pollster partly attributed the rise to Moon's instruction for the prosecution to reinvestigate old cases that are suspected to have been covered up as they involved powerful figures, such as police, prosecutors and government officials.

Moon's job approval rating climbed to as high as 45.7 percent when he made such instructions last Monday, according to Realmeter.

The ruling Democratic Party's job approval rating climbed 2.3 percentage points to 38.9 percent, also ending a three-week streak of falls.

The main opposition Liberty Korea Party, on the other hand, saw its own rating slip 0.4 percentage point to 31.3 percent. The on-week decline followed four consecutive weeks of increase.

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