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Park Geun-hye Currently Leading Moon Jae-in In National Polls

It appears that the attacks by the North Korean candidate for the ROK Presidency did nothing to stop Park Geun-hye’s rise in the polls:

A KBS survey indicates that ruling Saenuri Party presidential candidate Park Geun-hye is ahead of main opposition Democratic United Party presidential candidate Moon Jae-in in terms of approval rating by a gap wider than the margin of error.

According to the survey conducted on 15-hundred adults nationwide, Park polled at 44-point-nine percent in terms of approval rating. That’s seven-and-a-half percentage points higher than Moon who scored 37-point-four percent. The gap is higher than the margin of error of plus or minus two-and-a-half percentage points.

Compared to a previous survey conducted on November 25th, Park’s approval rating went up three-point-two percentage points while Moon’s rating slipped two-and-a-half percentage points.

Regarding Tuesday’s TV debate and the three candidates that took part, around 32 percent said Park did a good job, while 17 percent selected Moon and roughly 21 percent picked minor Unified Progressive Party presidential candidate Lee Jung-hee.   [KBS Global]

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  • Eddie Cantor
    1:16 pm on December 8th, 2012 1

    The lead for Park is actually greater when you consider her expertise shown earlier this year during the Korean parliamentary elections at election day “get out the vote” efforts. She understands what it takes to win a close election on election day. You can be sure that her voters will be there to vote for her on election day. In polling terms that’s what is called “hard” spport- they can be counted on to actually show up at the polls. Moon’s support, on the other hand, is “soft” because his voters may not be as enthusiastic and loyal when it comes to showing up on election day. We’ll see.
    Moon and Ahn may have many friends among netizens and Korean reporters but will that translate into votes on election day?

  • Tom
    2:46 pm on December 8th, 2012 2

    The race isn’t over yet, guys. :lol: It’s not over until it’s over. :lol: I have a feeling the opposition party will make a great comeback come election day. And I don’t trust any poll bought by the ruling party. And with anger boiling over in the US, over singer Psy, there’s a great chance things will get interesting with a fallout, when the US starts boycotting Korean products.

  • MTB Rider
    4:10 pm on December 8th, 2012 3

    You sound like a Republican, Tom. :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • Setnaffa
    4:16 pm on December 8th, 2012 4

    “…when the US starts boycotting Korean products…”

    Don’t hold your breath… 99.44% don’t blame Korea, they just don’t want PSY performing for the President…

    You really need counseling to get over your insecurities. Call someone soon.

  • Kangaji
    6:03 pm on December 8th, 2012 5

    I’m assuming most of ROKDrop is Pro-Park, if they care.

  • Teadrinker
    6:21 pm on December 8th, 2012 6


    The daughter of a dictator or the right-hand man of a corrupt buffoon. Slim pickings.

    I only give Park a slight edge over Moon because she’s a woman, and so her election might have an affect on the status of women in Korean society.

    Either way, the next 5 years are going to suck.

  • King Baeksu
    8:20 pm on December 8th, 2012 7

    “And with anger boiling over in the US, over singer Psy, there’s a great chance things will get interesting with a fallout, when the US starts boycotting Korean products.”

    Classic Korean projection. Lol.

    South Korea may revolve around the US, but the US does not revolve around South Korea. Get it?

    Seriously doubt many in the US are in a “boiling” rage over Psy’s comments. Most in the US are able to view the world from more than just an ethnocentric perspective, and I’m sure most Americans recognize that the burden of “empire” means sometimes pissing off locals in far-flung corners of the world.

    In other words, we adults can handle it, unlike children like you, Tom.

  • The Korean
    8:41 pm on December 8th, 2012 8

    King Baeksu, you can’t deny the popularity of Psy’s “Gangnam style” song in US. There’s a good chance that certain groups in US populace might lash out against Korea and Korean products.

  • King Baeksu
    8:50 pm on December 8th, 2012 9

    The Korean, people in the U.S. should be “lashing out” at Psy’s “biting” of U.S. musical styles, for the fact is that if he hadn’t lived in the U.S. and gone to music school there, he would have never had so much “Gangnam Style” in the first place.

    That’s sarcasm, in case you didn’t get it, so please don’t try to argue that I’m calling for any boycotts!

  • Denny
    12:22 am on December 9th, 2012 10

    Americans don’t boycott Chinese made goods, despite all the negativity that comes with it, so they won’t boycott South Korean goods. In fact, most Americans can’t identify a South Korean company and think that Hyundai and Samsung are Japanese brands.

  • Teadrinker
    3:22 pm on December 9th, 2012 11


    You two have a hard-on for Psy or what? Here you are, in a thread that discusses the possibility of having a super sexy president, and I’m not talking about Moon, and Psy is all you can think of?


  • kangaji
    3:32 pm on December 9th, 2012 12

    #11: Dude, Yingluck Shinawatra is WAY hotter and 15 years younger.

  • Jinro Dukkohbi
    2:24 pm on December 11th, 2012 13

    #12 ;-)

  • Kangaji
    5:11 pm on December 11th, 2012 14

    Park Geun-Hye still kicking ass

  • Kangaji
    6:22 pm on December 11th, 2012 15

    I just translated a pro-Park Ilbe webtoon:

  • Tom
    7:10 pm on December 11th, 2012 16


    동아일보??? :lol: :lol: What credibility does a right wing paper have? :lol: Keep wishing my boy.

  • MTB Rider
    7:16 pm on December 11th, 2012 17

    What credibility does Tom the Troll have? Yet you keep on posting. :lol:

  • chefantwon
    7:40 pm on December 11th, 2012 18

    #15 – I thought, just for a minute, hope and change were going to be the buzz words. lol

  • Yorgo
    8:22 pm on December 11th, 2012 19

    Tom truly lives in a fantasy world, like all other “Korean” posters on these blogs and message boards. They truly believe that the rest of the world’s population thinks and behaves exactly like Koreans behave. See, Tom, there is this thing called “culture”…

  • MTB Rider
    4:19 pm on December 18th, 2012 20

    And now for the only poll that counts: Election Day!

  • MTB Rider
    6:36 pm on December 19th, 2012 21

    The race is over. And as usual, Tom is WRONG!

    Ever get tired of it, Tommy boy? Being mocked on these boards? I guess as long as China pays you, you’ll be here. But I haven’t seen your trollish face for a few days. I told you the Chinese economy is tanking. No money to blow on the 50 Cent Army…


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