November 4, 2016 / 1:36 AM / 3 years ago

S.Korea president's approval rating falls to 5 percent: Gallup

South Korean President Park Geun-hye releases a statement of apology to the public during a news conference at the Presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, October 25, 2016. Baek Seung-ryeol/Yonhap via REUTERS

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea President Park Geun-hye’s approval rating has fallen to 5 percent, according to a Gallup poll released on Friday, setting an all-time low for any South Korean president and underscoring the impact of the influence-peddling scandal.

Gallup said its survey of 1,005 South Koreans conducted between Nov. 1 to 3 showed that 89 percent of those who participated disapproved of her performance.

Reporting by Ju-min Park and Se Young Lee; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore

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