South Korean president's approval rating hits fresh low at 4 percent: Gallup Korea

Reuters News
Posted: Nov 24, 2016 8:36 PM

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Park Geun-hye's approval rating fell to 4 percent amid a deepening political crisis, marking an all-time low for any democratically elected leader in the country, according to a Gallup Korea poll released on Friday.

Her approval rating slipped one percentage point from a week ago, while her disapproval rating rose three points to 93 percent, the poll showed.

Park's presidency has been rocked by allegations that a close friend used her ties to the leader to meddle in state affairs and wield improper influence.

Gallup Korea, based in Seoul, is not affiliated with U.S.-based Gallup, Inc.

(Reporting by Ju-min Park; Editing by Paul Tait)