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N. Korean leader's public approval exceeds 50 pct: poll

2013/08/29 14:54

SEOUL, Aug. 29 (Yonhap) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un probably has a public approval rating of over 50 percent, a poll conducted on escapees living in South Korea showed Thursday.

The survey carried out by the Institute for Peace and Unification Studies at Seoul National University on 133 North Korean defectors showed that 61.7 percent believe the young leader has a majority support of his people.