A poll showed on Jan. 17 that Yoon Suk-yeol, the Presidential candidate of the opposition People Power Party, leads his counterpart Lee Jae-myung of the ruling Democratic Party outside the margin of error.
As a result of Realmeter's poll to 3,031 people aged 18 or older nationwide from Jan. 9 to 14 at the request of Ohmynews, Yoon's approval rating rose 6.5 percentage points from a week ago to 40.6 percent. Meanwhile, the approval rating of Lee fell 3.4 percentage points to 36.7 percent.
Ahn Cheol-soo of the People Party rose 1.8 percentage points to 12.9 percent in the approval rating, and Sim Sang-jung of the Justice Party fell 0.8 points to 2 percent.
In the poll, the gap between Yoon and Lee is 3.9% points, exceeding the margin of error (±1.8% points in 95% confidence level). Last week, candidate Lee was ahead of candidate Yoon by a gap outside the margin of error.
The approval ratings of candidate Yoon raised in Incheon, Gyeonggi (9.4 percentage points ↑), Daegu, Gyeongbuk (7.3 percentage points ↑), Gwangju, Jeolla (5.8 percentage points ↑), and Seoul (3.5 percentage points ↑), while soaring in men's (10.1 percentage points ↑), those in twenties (21.5 percentage points ↑) and those in thirties (9.5 percentage points ↑).
When asked who you would pick if Yoon Suk-yeol becomes a single candidate of the People Power Party and the People Party, 45.2% of the respondents chose Yoon and 37.0% chose Lee.
About 42.2% replied they would vote for Ahn and 34.3% said they would vote for Lee if Ahn becomes a single candidate.
The survey was based on wireless telephone interviews (20%), wireless automatic responses (75%), and wired automatic responses (5%), with a response rate of 7.6%.