11 July 2017

News Story: S.Korean president's approval rating rises after overseas trips

South Korean President Moon Jae-in
SEOUL, July 10 (Xinhua) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in saw his approval rating increase last week on positive assessment over his overseas trips to the United States and Germany, a weekly survey showed Monday.

According to a Realmeter poll, Moon's support rate was 76.6 percent last week, up 1.3 percentage points from the previous week.

The result was based on a survey of 2,518 voters conducted from last Monday to Friday. It has 2 percentage points in margin of error with a 95 percent confidence level.

Moon's higher popularity followed his visit to Washington in late June where he held his first summit meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump.

According to the joint statement released after the bilateral summit, Trump supported South Korea's leading role in fostering an environment for a peaceful reunification of the Korean Peninsula.

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