Over half of South Korean people positively saw President Moon Jae-in’s state visit to China, a survey showed Monday.
According to the Realmeter poll, 55.8 percent of respondents positively assessed Moon’s four-day trip to China last week saying it contributed to peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula.
It was based on a survey of 510 voters conducted Friday. It had 4.3 percentage points in margin of error with a 95 percent confidence level.
Approval rating for Moon was 68.6 percent last week, falling for the third consecutive week, Realmeter poll showed. However, it continued to stay high since he took office in May.
The result was based on a weekly survey of 2,518 voters conducted from last Monday to Friday. It had 2 percentage points in margin of error with a 95 percent confidence level.
Support for Moon’s ruling Democratic Party gained 2.8 percentage points over the week to 51.9 percent last week.
The main opposition Liberty Korea Party earned 18.7 percent, followed by the centrist People’s Party and the minor conservative Righteous Party recording an identical figure of 5.8 percent.
The minor progressive Justice Party won 3.9 percent in support scores, marking the third consecutive week of slide.