The Korean people’s choice for their next President to choose in March next year continues to change, and at this time it is very difficult to pass a judgement as to who will actually win in the new Presidential election.
So far, former Attorney General Yoon Seok-yeol has been leading in many of the polls although the first place was frequently exchanged between him and incumbent Governor Lee Jae-myung of the Gyronggi Province which surrounds the capital city of Seoul.
In the latest first virtual confrontation in a one-to-one contest between Lee and Yoon in a survey conducted by Korea Gallup on Aug. 20, 2010, the firmer won 46% of the votes followed by Yoon with 34%.
When the pollees were asked, “Do you want a change of government in the upcoming elections,” 6% of the respondents said yes in February this year, but this increased 21% in April.
In spite of this situation, the opposition candidate (Yoon) ran behind the ruling party candidate (Lee) in the actual contest. Many people attribute the cause of this situation to the worsening split among the Presidential hopefuls in the opposition camp.