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S. Korean president's approval rating hits fresh low

By Reuters
S. Korean president's approval rating hits fresh low
South Korean President Park Geun-Hye speaks during a meeting with Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev at the presidential house in Seoul on Nov 10, 2016. (Ahn Young-joon / POOL / AFP)

SEOUL -- South Korean President Park Geun-hye 's approval rating fell to 4 percent amid a deepening political crisis , marking an all-time low for any democratically elected leader in the country, according to a Gallup Korea poll released on Friday.

Her approval rating slipped one percentage point from a week ago, while her disapproval rating rose three points to 93 percent, the poll showed.

Park's presidency has been rocked by allegations that a close friend used her ties to the leader to meddle in state affairs and wield improper influence.

Gallup Korea, based in Seoul, is not affiliated with U.S.-based Gallup, Inc.

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