(ATTENTION: UPDATES with additional poll results in the last 4 paragraphs)
SEOUL, Jan. 30 (Yonhap) — Ruling party presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung is tied with his main opposition rival Yoon Suk-yeol with 33 percent support to 32.5 percent. de Yoon, showed a survey this Sunday.
Lee, of the liberal Democratic Party, lost 1 percentage point in a Jan. 21-22 poll, while Yoon, of the conservative People Power Party, stayed behind, according to the Southern Post poll of 1,002 adults taken from Friday to Saturday.
Ahn Cheol-soo, the minor opposition People’s Party candidate, came in third with 9.4 percent, followed by Sim Sang-jeung of the minor progressive Justice Party with 2.5 percent.
When asked to choose the candidate most likely to win the March 9 election, 39.1 percent chose Lee, while 39.5 percent chose Yoon.
In presidential televised debates, 75.6 percent said they are a big factor in deciding who to vote for, 46.6 percent said they would definitely watch the debates, and 40.5 percent said they would watch them if possible. .
President Moon Jae-in received an approval rating of 41.7 percent and a disapproval rating of 54.6 percent.
A Hankook Research poll of 1,000 adults from Thursday to Saturday showed Yoon leading Lee 37.8 percent to 33.2 percent, but still within the margin of error.
Ahn and Sim gained 11.1 percent and 2.3 percent, respectively.
When asked to choose the candidate most likely to win, 46.1 percent chose Yoon, while 39.8 percent chose Lee.
Both polls had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points at the 95 percent confidence level.