Seoul, Dec 26 (IANS) South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol’s approval rating inched up 0.1 percentage point to 41.2 per cent, climbing for the second consecutive week, a poll showed on Monday.
In the survey of 2,518 adults conducted from December 19-23, 41.2 per cent gave a positive assessment of Yoon’s performance, while 56.6 per cent gave a negative assessment, according to pollster Realmeter.
The positive assessment was up 0.1 percentage point from the previous week’s survey, while the negative assessment was down 0.2 percentage point.
The previous survey marked the first time in 24 weeks Yoon’s approval rating broke through the 40 per cent level, or the first time since June.
“President Yoon’s approval rating has not fallen below 40 per cent on any day in the past two weeks on a daily basis,” said Bae Cheol-ho, a senior analyst at Realmeter.
“With the removal of uncertainties that weighed on his approval rating, such as the passage of next year’s budget and the start of the parliamentary probe into the Itaewon crowd crush, we expect the presidential office to move with a lighter step.”