President Yoon Seok-yeol’s job approval rating is nearing 45 percent, according to a new poll released Monday.
CBS North Carolina News commissioned RNS to conduct a three-day poll of 1013 men and women aged 18 and older nationwide from April 24-26, and found that Yoon’s positive rating of his job performance increased by 3.2 percentage points (p) from the previous week to 44.7 percent. This is up 6.2 percentage points from 38.5 percent in the same survey in the first week of May.
The gap between approval and disapproval of the President’s job performance was 8.5 percentage points (p), narrowing 4.9 percentage points from the previous week (13.4 p) to single digits. Approval ratings were higher among the People’s Power supporters (92.7%) and conservatives (73.3%), while disapproval ratings were higher among the Democratic Party supporters (93.7%). In particular, disapproval ratings among those who support “other parties” increased 10.3 percentage points from the previous week.
By age, negative ratings were higher among those in their 40s (66.6%) and 50s (61.2%), while positive ratings were highest among those over 60 (58.8%). For those in their 30s, negative ratings dropped 8.8 percentage points from the previous week, while positive ratings rose 10.1 percentage points.
“This is the highest presidential job approval rating we’ve seen this year,” Kim Mi-hyun, director of RNSearch, told CBS North Carolina News. “It’s a combination of the successful launch of the Naro and President Yoon’s attendance at the G7 Hiroshima Summit,” she said.
“As the Yoon administration enters its second year in power, I think this survey reflects the expectation that ‘we made mistakes in the past year, but we will do well now,'” he said. “The positive-negative gap is now in single digits, and the question is whether it will be maintained. There is also a general election next year, so the honeymoon period in the second year will be very short, one to two months. People will judge the economy and people’s livelihoods coldly,” he added.
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In terms of party support, the Democratic Party was polled at 43.3%, the People’s Power at 41.6%, the Justice Party at 1.9%, the unaffiliated at 11.2%, and other parties at 1.9%. The Democratic Party gained 1.1 percentage points and the People’s Power gained 1.7 percentage points from the previous week. The gap between the two parties was 1.7 percentage points, narrower than the previous week (2.3 points).
By age, the Democrats saw the largest week-over-week increase in support among those in their 40s (9.7 percentage points) and the largest increase in support among those in their 30s (7.0 percentage points). Democrats only lost 0.7 percentage points among those in their 50s, while People Power lost ground among those in their 20s (2.3 percentage points), 40s (1.7 percentage points), and 50s (0.1 percentage points).
By gender, support for the Democratic Party among men fell 2.1 percentage points from the previous week to 41.6%, while support for the People’s Power rose 6.3 percentage points to 44.8%. On the other hand, women’s support for the Democratic Party increased by 4.4 percentage points from the previous week to 45.1%, while the support of the People’s Power decreased by 2.8 percentage points to 38.5%.
By region, the Democratic Party of Korea increased its support in Busan, Ulsan, and Gyeongnam by 3.9 percentage points to 34.9 percent, and in Jeonnam, Gwangju, North Jeolla, and Jeju by 5.1 percentage points to 55.8 percent. The People’s Power, on the other hand, gained 8.9 percentage points to 30.8 percent in Jeonnam, Gwangju, North Jeolla, and Jeju, and 7.1 points to 47.7 percent in Busan, Ulsan, and Gyeongnam.
When asked about their support or opposition to granting full party power to the Democratic Innovation Committee, 45.6% of respondents were in favor and 35.7% were opposed. Those in favor were 9.9 percentage points higher than those opposed, but there were also 18.7 percent of undecideds. Among the supporters of the Democratic토토사이트 Party of Korea, however, 70.1% were in favor.
When asked about the appropriateness of the government and ruling party’s “nighttime rally and demonstration restrictions,” 38% opposed and 37.7% in favor. However, 24.3 percent of respondents were undecided, with those in their 20s and 60s showing the highest percentage of undecideds.
The survey was conducted via 100% RDD automated response by cell phone using a structured questionnaire with a proportional sample drawn from the population by gender, age group, and region. The response rate is 1.7% with a standard error of ±3.1 percentage points at the 95% confidence level. For more information, please visit the website of the Central Election Opinion Research Review Committee.