S. Korean president's approval rating rises after long holiday
SEOUL, Oct. 10 (Xinhua) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in's approval rating rose after a long traditional holiday as support among liberal voters was strengthened during the gatherings of family members, a poll showed Tuesday.
According to the Realmeter survey, support for Moon was 69.5 percent this week, up 1.8 percentage points from a week earlier.
The result was based on a poll of 1,047 voters conducted from Sunday to Monday. It had 3 percentage points in a margin of error with a 95 percent confidence level.
The Chuseok holiday, one of the country's most important holidays that kicked off late last month, ended Monday.
During the 10-day holiday, South Korean family members came together from near and far away to share food and give thanks to ancestors. During the gatherings, they tended to talk about their political opinions.
Support for Moon's ruling Democratic Party gained 1.4 percentage points over the week to 51.1 percent this week, keeping its top post by a wide margin.
The main opposition Liberty Korea Party won 20 percent in support scores, up 2.9 percentage points from the prior week. Support among conservative voters was moved to the biggest conservative party.
The minor conservative Righteous Party garnered 5.6 percent this week, unchanged from the previous week.
Approval scores for the centrist People's Party fell 1.3 percentage points to 5.3 percent, with the figure for the minor progressive Justice Party sliding 1 percentage point to 5 percent.