A new opinion poll shows that former chairman of the main opposition Democratic Party Moon Jae-in is continuing to lead the pack of presidential hopefuls for the tenth consecutive week.
In the nationwide survey of one-thousand-530 adults conducted by pollster Real Meter from Monday to Wednesday, Moon garnered support from 36-point-one percent of the respondents, down zero-point-three percentage points from last week.
Acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn retained the number two spot with an approval rating of 14-point-two percent, down zero-point-seven percentage points.
South Chungcheong Province Governor Ahn Hee-jung came in third with 12-point-nine percent, up zero-point-three percentage points.
Seongnam Mayor Lee Jae-myung followed in fourth with ten-point-five percent, trailed by former cochairman of the minor opposition People’s Party Ahn Cheol-soo who won nine-point-nine percent.
In a hypothetical competition, Moon secured a support rating of 46-point-eight percent, Hwang 19-point-seven percent and Ahn of the People's Party 14-point-four percent.
The Democratic Party received the highest approval rating of 49-point-three percent, up two-point-one percent. The ruling Liberty Korea Party took second place with 13-point-five percent, followed by the People’s Party, the Bareun Party and the Justice Party.
The survey had a 95 percent confidence level with a margin of error of plus or minus two-point-five percentage points. Other details are available at the Web site(nesdc.go.kr) of the National Election Survey Deliberation Commission.