Former prosecutor Yoon beats governor Gyeonggi Lee in latest polls

This composite file photo shows two South Korean presidential candidates, Gyeonggi Province Governor Lee Jae-myung (left) and former Attorney General Yoon Seok-youl. (Yonhap)

Former Attorney General Yoon Seok-youl maintained his lead over Gyeonggi Province Governor Lee Jae-myung in two polls of presidential candidates released on Monday.

In a Realmeter survey conducted over the weekend, Yoon came out on top with 33.9% support, Lee with 26.3%. Former Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon was far third at 12.5%, while others who tossed their hats in the ring only garnered a single support figure.

Realmeter surveyed 1,015 South Koreans aged 18 and over. His poll had a margin of error of 3.1 percentage points, with a confidence level of 95%.

In a hypothetical head-to-head duel, Yoon led Lee Jae-myung from 43.6% to 39.4%.

In a separate poll by the Korea Society Opinion Institute (KSOI), the results of which were released earlier on Monday, Yoon led the way with 31.4% support. Governor Lee was right behind him at 30.3%.

KSOI interviewed 1,002 people aged 18 or ordered from last Friday to Saturday. Lee Nak-yon was the only other prospect to hit the double with 12.2% support. The KSOI survey also had a confidence level of 95% and a margin of error of 3.1 percentage points.

Realmeter also asked participants how they would rate the nominations for Yoon and Gov. Lee.

For Yoon, 28.8% of those polled said they were more interested in his performance in the public service, followed by 21.3% who said they would look into Yoon’s family and personal life.

By comparison, 31.1% said they would judge Lee based on his performance in the public sector, while 16.8% said they would study his ideological leanings. (Yonhap)

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