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S.Korean president's approval rating stays above 70 pct for 6 weeks

Xinhua,December 11, 2017 Adjust font size:

SEOUL, Dec. 11 (Xinhua) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in's approval rating inched down last week, but it stayed above 70 percent for the sixth straight week, a local weekly survey showed Monday.

According to the Realmeter poll, support for Moon was 70.8 percent last week, down 0.7 percentage points from the previous week.

The downward trend continued for two weeks, but the support scores hovered above 70 percent for six weeks in a row.

It was based on a survey of 2,517 voters conducted from Monday to Friday. It had 2 percentage points in margin of error with a 95 percent confidence level.

The passage of next year's budget plan last week in the National Assembly contributed to the support scores for President Moon.

Approval rating for Moon's ruling Democratic Party declined 2.9 percentage points over the week to 49.1 percent last week.

Support for the main opposition Liberty Korea Party inched up 0.2 percentage points to 17.8 percent. The minor conservative Righteous Party gained 6.3 percent, followed by the centrist People's Party with 6 percent and the minor progressive Justice Party with 4.3 percent. Enditem