Public support for the main opposition People Power Party(PPP) has risen to hit 40 percent for the first time in a Realmeter weekly survey.
In the poll of two-thousand-517 adults between last Monday and Friday, 40 percent of respondents said they supported the conservative main opposition, up two-point-nine percentage points from a week earlier.
Meanwhile, support for the ruling liberal Democratic Party(DP) fell point-one percentage point to 32-point-five percent. The gap between the rival parties, seven-point-five percentage points, was outside the margin of error.
Support for the PPP was the highest for the party, rebranded as such last year, and also since the 2016 influence-peddling scandal under the previous conservative Park Geun-hye administration.
Meanwhile, approval for President Moon Jae-in stood at 40-point-two percent, against 56-point-one percent who gave a negative assessment.
The survey, commissioned by YTN, had a confidence level of 95 percent with a margin of error of plus or minus two percentage points.