|[언론보도]||[Yonhapn News Agency] Moon maintains high approval rating in latest poll|
A new poll released Sunday showed President Moon Jae-in continuing to enjoy high approval ratings despite a slight drop from the previous month.
According to the poll conducted by the Korea Society Opinion Institute (KSOI), 85.3 percent of those surveyed said the new president was doing a good job in managing state affairs. The reading marked a 0.6 percentage point drop from a month before.
The poll was conducted on 1,018 adults throughout the country on Friday and Saturday. It carried a confidence level of 95 percent and a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.
The poll showed Moon`s approval was highest among those in their 30s with 93.1 percent, followed by people in their 20s at 90.4 percent. By region, he was most popular in Gwangju and North and South Jeolla Provinces with 96.7 percent.
When asked why they support Moon, 34 percent picked the president`s effort to communicate with people, while 17.6 percent said they acknowledged Moon`s effort to keep his election promises. Just over 12 percent cited his efforts to eradicate deep-rooted irregularities and corruption.
Those who disapproved of Moon accounted for 12.7 percent of all respondents, up 0.9 percentage point from the previous month.