The ruling People Power Party (PPP) of President Yoon Suk-yeol won a 50.1% victory over the main opposition Democratic Party (DP) which collected 38.% of the votes.
In a poll conducted by Realmeter on May 16-20 on a total of 2,528 men and women over the age of 18 nationwide, the Justice Party won 2.7%, other parties 1.4%. Some 7.3% had no answer.
The popularity rating of the ruling PPP rose by 2% and the main opposition DP 0.8% compared with the figures of the preceding week.
It is the first time since February 2020, according to a Realmeter survey, that the approval rating of the PPP has exceeded 50%.
A Realmeter official said that ahead of the June 1 local elections, expectations from the new government were reflected in favor of the PPP.
In the first government performance evaluation survey since the inauguration of President Yoon, a 52.1% positive evaluation was given vis-à-vis 40.6% negative evaluations. The gap was 11.5%.
Realmeter analyzed that participation by President Yoon and many leaders of the PPP in the commemoration events of May 18th Gwangju Democratization Movement commemoration ceremony plus the welcome events for the visiting President Joe Biden of the United States to Korea produced positive results for President Yoon and the ruling camp.
Survey Deliberation Committee.