A new poll showed that Gyeonggi Province Governor Lee Jae-myung is leading the next Presidential candidate preference survey. Former Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-yeol had a 10 percent-level approval rating.
According to the public opinion poll carried out by Korea Research at the request of MBC on July 19, Governor Lee recorded 27.1% in the approval rating, followed by Yoon, a leading opposition contender, with 19.7 percent.
Korea Research conducted a survey of 1,015 men and women aged 18 or older nationwide on the preference of the next Presidential candidate.
The third place went to Lee Nak-yeon (14.6%), chairman of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea, followed by Choi Jae-hyung (4.8%), former chairman of the Board of Audit and Inspection (BAI), Hong Joon-pyo (3.9%), former lawmaker of the main opposition People Power Party, and Choo Mi-ae (2.9%), former justice minister.
In the virtual bilateral competition, Governor Lee (44.0 percent in approval rating) also outperformed Yoon (34.9 percent). Governor Lee also led Choi by a wide margin of 46.8 percent to 25.3 percent.
In the case of virtual bilateral confrontation between Lee Nak-yeon and Yoon, they showed a neck-and-neck competition with 41.5% to 37.8%. In the confrontation between Lee Nak-yeon and former BAI Chairman Choi, Lee led Choi by a big margin of 45.2% to 25.3%.
The survey showed a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points at 95 percent confidence and a response rate of 27.4 percent.