The Democratic Party continues a close battle with the people’s strength after two months of the Seoul Mayor’s by-election.
On the 22nd, Real Meter announced the results of a survey conducted on 3010 people aged 18 and over nationwide on the 15th to 19th, commissioned by YTN.
According to this survey, the support rate of the people in Seoul was 32.6%, up 2.5 percentage points from the previous week. The Democratic Party fell 2.2 percentage points to 29.5%. The gap between the two parties is 3.1 percentage points.
In Busan, Ulsan and Gyeongnam, where the Busan mayoral by-election is scheduled, the approval rating of the people rose 1.2 percentage points from a week ago to 36.1%. The Democratic Party approval rating fell 2.4 percentage points to 25.6%. The gap is 10.5 percentage points.
The national approval rating was 31.8%, up 0.7 percentage points in the people’s power, and 31.6% in the Democratic Party, down 1.4 percentage points. The gap between the two parties’ approval rating is 0.2 percentage points. The People’s Party was followed by 7.9%, the Open Democratic Party (6.0%), and the Justice Party (4.7%).
Realmeter analyzed that this investigation was influenced by the controversy over illegal inspections during the Lee Myung-bak (MB) administration, exposure of the conflict between Shin Hyun-soo, chief executive officer of the Blue House, and the Justice Minister Park Beom-gye, the resignation of Supreme Court Chief Kim Myung-soo, and the debate on the by-election of Seoul-Busan mayors.
President Moon Jae-in’s approval rating (positive evaluation) recorded 40.6%, down 0.7 percentage points from the previous week.
The negative evaluation rose 1.4 percentage points to 56.1%. 3.3% did not know and did not respond. The difference between the positive and negative evaluations is 15.5%, which is outside the margin of error.
The sample error of this survey is ±1.8% point at the 95% confidence level. For more information, refer to the Real Meter website or the Central Election Survey Deliberation Committee.
Reporter Shin Hye-yeon firstname.lastname@example.org