The approval rating of the Democratic Party is reeling from a series of bad news, such as the suspicion of money envelopes at the 2021 National Convention and the controversy over virtual assets (cryptocurrency or coins) by Rep. Kim Nam-guk. In particular, it was found that the suspicion of money envelopes hit the public sentiment in the Honam region, the Democratic Party’s home garden, and the controversy over virtual assets by Rep. Kim hit the public sentiment of the 20s and 30s, the largest number of non-party people.
Gallup Korea, a polling agency, conducted a survey of 1,000 18-year-olds across the country during the third week of May (16-18), and the Democratic Party’s approval rating recorded 33%. This is a 1%p increase from the previous week. In the case of the power of the people, it recorded 32%, down 3%p from the previous week. Within the margin of error, this is the result of the Democratic Party’s approval rating appearing to be somewhat dominant.
However, from the 4th week of April to the 3rd week of May by Gallup Korea, the approval rating of the Democratic Party has not recovered from the departure (May 3) of Rep. Yoon Kwan-seok and Lee Seong-man, who were involved in the money bag allegations. In the first week of May, which included May 3 among the survey days, the approval rating of the Democratic Party recorded 32%, down 5 percentage points from the previous week (37%). Since then, the approval rating has remained in the low 30% range for the third week.
It was analyzed that the money envelope suspicion had an impact on Honam Democratic Party supporters. The Honam approval rating, which was 62% in the fourth week of April, fell 11 percentage points to 51% in the first week of May. Even after that, △53% △55%, etc., has been continuing in the 50% range.
It was found that the younger generation reacted greatly to Congressman Kim’s suspicion of coin. The approval rating of those aged 18 to 29, which was 31% in the first week of May, plummeted to 19% in the second week of May after the suspicion of Congressman Kim broke out (May 5). During the same period, the approval rating for those in their 30s also fell by 9 percentage points from 42% to 33%. In particular, the approval rating of those in their 30s also fell 8%p from the previous week to 25% in the third week of May, which entered the second week after the suspicion of Rep. Kim broke out메이저사이트.
The party is wary of expanding the interpretation as a bad news for the general election. An official from the Democratic Party said, “It seems that voters in their 20s and 30s responded immediately to the suspicion of Congressman Kim due to the nature of the coin.”
However, the party is paying attention to the results of the investigation and its repercussions as the prosecution investigation is on the fast track. Prosecutors suspect that Rep. Lee Seong-man and Rep. Yoon Kwan-seok were involved in preparing and delivering money envelopes for candidate Song Young-gil’s election as party leader at the party convention. Independent lawmaker Lee Seong-man, who was involved in the money bag suspicion, appeared at the Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office on the morning of the 19th and denied the allegation, saying, “There is no fact that money was given.”
In addition, other key officials, former CEO Song Young-gil and lawmaker Yoon Kwan-seok, are also pending summons by the prosecution. Prosecutors are also speeding up the investigation by confiscating Upbit and Bitsum, which are virtual currency exchanges, regarding suspicions such as the source of coin funds and the controversy over the price of congressman Kim Nam-guk. In a phone call with Money Today the300, political critic Park Sang-byeong (invited professor at Inha University Graduate School of Public Policy) said, “While Honam responds to the corruption at the party level of suspicion of money envelopes, people in their 20s and 30s who are familiar with coins are Rep. Kim, who traded coins during the National Assembly Standing Committee meeting
. It is a response to the problem of “. “In particular, suspicions related to Congressman Kim continue to emerge from the prosecution’s investigation,” he said. It can spread to public opinion.” On the other hand, the sampling error for all public opinion polls from the 4th week of April to the 3rd week of May by Gallup Korea is ±3.1 percentage points at the 95% confidence level. For detailed survey outlines and results, visit the Gallup Korea website or the National Election Poll Deliberation Committee website.