President Moon Jae-in's approval rating has again fallen to the lowest level since he took office.
A Realmeter poll conducted from Monday to Friday of last week showed his rating fell by 5.1 percentage points to hit 58.1 percent.
It marks the first time Moon's weekly approval rating dipped below 60 percent.
The sharp drop follows the recent summons of Moon's former campaigner, South Gyeongsang Province Governor Kim Kyoung-soo, who is alleged to have been involved in an opinion rigging scandal.
The scandal has apparently affected the ruling Democratic Party as well, with its approval rating slipping 2.2 percentage points to 40.6 percent, also the lowest since Moon took office.
Meanwhile, the main opposition Liberty Korea Party gained 1.6 percentage points to 19.2 percent.
The survey, conducted on over 2,500 adults nationwide, had a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points at the 95 percent confidence level.■
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