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.
The liberal Democratic Party’s Lee lost 1 percentage point in a Jan. 21-22 poll, while the conservative People’s Power Party’s Yoon held on, according to the Southern Post’s 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 an important factor in deciding who to vote for, with 46.6 percent definitely watching the debates and 40.5 percent watching if possible.
President Moon Jae-in received an approval rating of 41.7 percent and a disapproval rating of 54.6 percent.
The poll had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points at the 95 percent confidence level.