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Lee tops presidential election poll of young adults over Yoon, Ahn

All News 10:23 January 05, 2022

SEOUL, Jan. 5 (Yonhap) -- Ruling party presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung had the most support from young adult voters, a poll showed Wednesday, with his rival Yoon Suk-yeol running neck-and-neck with minor opposition presidential nominee Ahn Cheol-soo for second place.

Lee of the Democratic Party (DP) led with 33.4 percent in a Realmeter poll that asked 1,024 people aged 18-39 on Monday and Tuesday.

Ahn of the People's Party gained 19.1 percent support from young adults, followed by Yoon of the main opposition People Power Party (PPP) with 18.4 percent. The gap between Ahn and Yoon was within a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.

Sim Sang-jeung of the minor progressive Justice Party came in fourth with 7.5 percent, followed by Kim Dong-yeon of the New Wave with 1.4 percent.

The survey showed 29.3 percent of the respondents favored the ruling party holding on to power, while 28.3 percent voted for a regime change with other third-party candidates, and 26.8 percent supported the PPP taking over power.

Asked about candidates' election pledges and policies they are most interested in, those related with real estate were the top pick with 33.4 percent, followed by jobs with 19.6 percent, balanced national development with 13.5 percent and gender equality with 11.2 percent.

The DP had the highest approval rating among young adults with 31.7 percent, followed by the PPP with 27.9 percent, the People's Party with 9.4 percent and the Justice Party with 5.4 percent.

This file photo taken Nov. 25, 2021, shows candidates running for the upcoming presidential election posing for a photo at a forum in Seoul. From left are Ahn Cheol-soo of the People's Party, Yoon Suk-yeol of the People Power Party, Lee Jae-myung of the Democratic Party and Sim Sang-jeung of the Justice Party. (Yonhap)

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