Yoon’s approval rating drops to lowest point since Oct.

President Yoon Suk Yeol's approval rating fell to 32.6 percent, marking its lowest point since last October, following his party's crushing defeat in last week's general elections, a poll showed Monday. The survey, conducted by the polling agency Realmeter, showed that the positive assessment of Yoon's performance went down by 4.7 percentage points from the previous week, while 63.6 percent of respondents disapproved of his performance, up 4.1 percentage points. Yoon is expected to give a public statement sometime soon about his party's crushing defeat in Wednesday's election. The opposition bloc, led by the main opposition Democratic Party (DP), won 192 seats in the 300-member National Assembly, while the ruling People Power Party (PPP) secured only 108. Regionally, respondents from most areas registered a decline in approval, except for those in the southern cities of Busan and Ulsan and the surrounding South Gyeongsang Province, which saw a slight increase of 0.7 percentage point. The poll, conducted on 2,010 adults from last Monday to Friday, had a margin of error of plus or minus 2.2 percentage points. In a separate poll, the approval ratings of the PPP and the DP came to 33.6 percent and 37 percent, respectively. The poll on the approval ratings of the political parties was conducted on 1,002 adults Thursday and Friday and had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points. Source: Yonhap News Agency