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Setback to ruling party

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Opposition and ruling parties vie for better approval ratings

After nearly four years of staring at the back of the liberal ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK), the conservative main opposition United Future Party (UFP) has seen its approval rating surpass the former. A Realmeter survey Thursday showed the UFP approval ratings standing at 36.5 percent, over the DPK's 33.4 percent for the second week of August. But the Gallup Korea survey announced just the day after put the ruling party back in a leading position with a 33 percent approval rating over the UFP's 27 percent.

Political sentiment will always fluctuate. But the UFP's near catch-up with the DPK comes for the........

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