A public opinion poll was released on the 4th showing that the approval rating for President Yoon Seok-yeol’s performance of state affairs has fallen in one week, reaching the mid-30% range.
As a result of a Realmeter survey of 2,505 men and women over the age of 18 nationwide over a five-day period from the 28th of last month to the 1st메이저놀이터 of this month at the request of Media Tribune, the positive evaluation of President Yoon’s performance of state affairs fell by 2.2 percentage points compared to the previous week. It was calculated as 35.4%.
Positive evaluations rebounded slightly in one week from the previous survey (35.6% → 37.6%), but then fell again in one week, giving up the increase.
Negative evaluation was calculated to be 61.1%, up 1.7 percentage points from the previous survey.
The negative evaluation of President Yoon, which had fallen to 59.4% in the previous survey, rose again to the 60% range in just one week.
Bae Cheol-ho, senior expert at Realmeter, analyzed, “This week’s evaluation of the president was more influenced by historical and ideological debates, such as the relocation of the bust of General Hong Beom-do, than the controversy over contaminated water from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant, which continued from the previous week.”
Senior expert Bae explained, “The contaminated water issue has persisted for a long time and is largely reflected in the approval rating, and it is assessed that it did not have a significant impact on the approval rating change due to the learning effect from the past mad cow disease incident.”
Looking at each region, Gwangju·Jeolla (6.4%p↓), Daejeon·Sejong·Chungcheong (6.1%p↓), Seoul (3.3%p↓), Daegu·Gyeongbuk (2.3%p↓), Busan·Ulsan·Gyeongnam (2.0%p↓) Approval ratings fell (%p↓), etc. The approval rating in Incheon and Gyeonggi (up 2.0% points) rose slightly.
Approval ratings by age group fell for those in their 20s (9.8%p↓), 60s (2.7%p↓), and 30s (1.7%p↓), but rose for those in their 40s (1.4%p↑).
The sampling error of this opinion poll is ±2.0%p at the 95% confidence level. It was conducted wirelessly (97%) and wired (3%), and the response rate was 2.5%.