October 28, 2018

Andrew Yeo, associate professor, politics, and fellow, IPR, was quoted in an Asia Times story on political media coverage in Korea.

... Moon’s approval ratings still sit at a healthy 62 per cent, which is nevertheless a decline from the 70 per cent Moon enjoyed in the spring after his first summit with Kim. Pollsters attribute the relatively strong approval to Moon’s skillful maneuvering on the international stage, and his moves to improve ties with North Korea while not damaging South Korea’s alliance with the United States.

He scores lower when it comes to management of domestic issues, in particular his inability to make significant progress in job creation – a key campaign pledge – or to rein in runaway real estate prices in the capital.

This suggests that if North Korean reconciliation stalls, Moon could be in trouble. “Certainly if the news cycle on North Korea dies down, the public may give more scrutiny to domestic political and economic issues,” said Andrew Yeo, an associate professor of politics at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. ...

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