If the Presidential candidates Yoon Suk-yeol of the People Power Party and Ahn Cheol-soo of the People Party unite, either of them will beat the Presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung of the Democratic Party, according to a recent survey result.
According to a survey conducted by Realmeter of 1,011 people on Jan. 10 to 11 at the request of YTN, if Yoon Suk-yeol becomes the unified Presidential candidate, Yoon will lead Lee Jae-myung 43.6% to 38.1%.
The gap between the two candidates was 5.5 percentage points, which was within the margin of error.
The Presidential candidate Shim Sang-jung of the Justice Party took 4.3 percent support, and Kim Dong-yeon of the New Wave earned 1.5 percent.
In case of a single candidate Ahn Cheol-soo, Ahn is expected to defeat Lee Jae-myung 42.3 percent to 33.2 percent.
The gap between the two candidates was 9.1 percentage points, which was outside the margin of error.
Sim Sang-jung came next with 4.5 percent, followed by Kim Dong-Yeon with 1.7%.
Meanwhile, Ahn Cheol-soo was picked as the most suitable single Presidential candidate with 39.6 percent, followed by Yoon Suk-yeol with 35.6 percent, showing that Ahn was higher within the margin of error.
The responses that there was no suitable Presidential candidate accounted for 22.5 percent.
Regarding the possibility of unification, 47.1% replied, “impossible” and 43.5% answered, “possible.”
In the case of multilateral confrontation without unification, the approval ratings were 39.2% for Yoon Suk-yeol, 36.9% for Lee Jae-myung, 12.2% for Ahn Cheol-soo, 3.0% for Shim Sang-jung, and 1.1% for Kim Dong-yeon.
Regarding the outcome the respondents hoped for in this Presidential election, 42.1% said, “replacement of the government with the People Power Party” and 16.3% replied, “replacement of the government by another person or party,” indicating that 58.4% want a regime change.
The approval rate of the “recreation of government by the ruling party” was 36.8%.
On the abolition of the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family, 51.9% of the respondents were in favor and 38.5% were against.
This survey was conducted using a wireless virtual number (90%) and wired RDD (10%) method, with a response rate of 10.1% and a sampling error of ±3.1 percentage points at a 95% confidence level.