Moon’s support rebounds on gov’t response to wildfire: poll

SEOUL, President Moon Jae-in's approval rating rebounded this week on the back of the government's response to a recent blaze that engulfed eastern parts of the country, a poll showed Friday.

Moon's support came to 47 percent this week, up 6 percentage points from the previous week, according to a Gallup Korea poll of 1,002 people across the country. The survey was conducted from Tuesday to Thursday.

The approval rating bounced back from a record low of 41 percent tallied last week amid an economic slowdown. Moon took office in May, 2017.

The pollster said the support rose due, in part, to the government's swift response to the devastating wildfire that burned the country's northeastern province last week.

The support rating for the ruling Democratic Party reached 38 percent this week, up 1 percentage point from the previous week.

The reading for the main opposition Liberty Korea Party came to 21 percent, down 2 percentage points from a week earlier.

The poll had a margin of error of 3.1 percentage points and a 95 percent confidence level.

Source: Yonhap news Agency

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