A public opinion poll shows that more than half of South Koreans believe that former President Roh Moo-hyun's remarks at the 2007 inter-Korean summit was not aimed at abandoning the Northern Limit Line (NLL).
In the survey conducted by Gallup Korea on over 600 people from Wednesday to Friday, 53 percent of respondents said the late former president did not mean to declare to abandon the de facto maritime border with the North. Around 24 percent responded otherwise, calling the recently disclosed words an expression of scrapping the border.
When asked if Roh sided with the North instead of representing the South's interest, 43 percent said that Roh maintained his comments within parameters given to a president while 30 percent responded otherwise.
On the issue of the National Intelligence Service's controversial disclosure of the summit transcript, 45 percent called the spy agency's move improper and 35 percent said it was a good job.
The random telephone survey has a 95 percent confidence level with a margin of error of plus or minus four percentage points.