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Yoon's approval rating falls below 50 pct for first time: poll

All News 16:36 June 13, 2022

SEOUL, June 13 (Yonhap) -- President Yoon Suk-yeol's approval rating fell below 50 percent for the first time since he took office last month, a poll showed Monday, amid criticism of his personnel choices for key government positions.

In a Realmeter poll of 2,009 adults conducted between Tuesday and Friday, 48 percent gave a positive assessment on Yoon's handling of state affairs, down 4.1 percentage points from the previous survey, while 44.2 percent answered the opposite, up 3.9 percentage points from the earlier poll.

Yoon's approval rating started with 52.1 percent and reached 54.1 percent in the last week of May. But it has been declining since, falling to 52.1 percent in the first week of June, according to Realmeter.

President Yoon Suk-yeol heads to his office in Seoul on June 13, 2022. (Yonhap)

Yoon, who spent decades as a prosecutor, recently faced criticism that he selected too many former and incumbent prosecutors for key government positions, including the chief of the watchdog Financial Supervisory Service.

On the favorability rating of political parties, Yoon's People Power Party (PPP) received 47.3 percent of support, down 2.5 percentage points from the previous poll, while the main opposition Democratic Party (DP) had 39.2 percent, up 1 percentage point from the earlier survey.

The poll has a margin of plus or minus 2.2 percentage points at a 95 percent confidence level.

Meanwhile, in a KSOI poll of 1,000 adults conducted on Friday and Saturday, Yoon's approval rating was 50.3 percent, down 6 percentage points from the previous poll on June 1, while 42.6 percent gave a negative assessment, up 6.5 percentage points from the earlier poll.

The KSOI poll showed the favorability rating of the PPP was 42 percent, while that of the DP was 32.8 percent.

The KSOI poll has a margin of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points at a 95 percent confidence level.

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