For Korean presidential approval ratings these numbers are sky high:
The six-month report card for the Park Geun-hye administration is in, and grades are good for foreign affairs and its handling of North Korea.
But the president got flunking grades for the top appointments in her administration and her recent tax reform plan, which was going to raise millions of people’s tax bills.
Sunday will be the six-month mark of Park’s presidency and analysis of her approval ratings showed they were lowest at the start and at the time of several botched appointments.
But at 54 percent in a Gallup Korea survey and 61.1 percent in a Realmeter survey, her ratings are now much higher than her two predecessors at the same point in their terms. [Joong Ang Ilbo]
You can read more at the link, but she will get a huge bump in her ratings if the family reunions actually happen with North Korea. For perspective of how high these ratings are former President Lee Myung-bak during the last year of his presidency was down to 21%. If you think that is bad, former President Roh Moo-hyun once had a 5.7% approval rating.