Conservative base still behind Yoon, but broader support appears to wane
Approval ratings drop after Japan summit, but myriad other factors likely behind South Korean president’s unpopularity
President Yoon Suk-yeol’s approval numbers declined from the previous week, but the reasons for this drop are not entirely clear. It is likely the result of concurrent factors, but a closer look at the numbers shows that the president’s base is solidly behind him.
For Yoon, that is likely all that matters, as it gives him the political cover needed to pursue his agenda, but that might not be a practical long-term solution.
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