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Ahn gains in opinion polls, speaks on formation of his party today

Ruling Saenuri Party loses one-half majority in opinion surveys

Ahn gains in opinion polls,

speaks on formation of his party today

Ahn Cheol-soo’s new party (yet to be formed) won a 27% approval rating which is more than double that of the major opposition Democratic Party (DP). It also substantially reduces the gaps with the ruling Saenuri Party.

▲Rep. Ahn Cheol-soo

An opinion survey published by Korean-language Internet media NEWSIS on Oct. 27, 2013, showed Saenuri winning 38% followed by Ahn with 27% and DP with 12%.

Compared with a survey conducted by Mono Research and published by Financial Today on Nov. 20, 2013, Saenuri lost 9.3% from 47.3% and the DP 1.7% from 13.7%, while Ahn gained 4.2% from 23.5%.

The survey shows that now the ruling party no longer enjoys the one-half majority in opinion polls whereas the approval ratings of the opposition camp put together, including the 2.8% won by the United Progressive Party and the 1.8% by the Justice Party, comes to 43.6% vis-?-vis 38% of Saenuri, which indicates that the opposition camp has 5.6% more than the support rating of the government party.

Ahn Cheol-soo is expected to clarify his position on the formation of his party today (Nov. 28, 2013).

이경식 기자  edt@koreapost.com

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