Over 6 in 10 S. Koreans in favour of giving pardon to jailed Samsung heir: poll

17-May-2021 Intellasia | Yonhap | 5:02 AM Print This Post

More than six out of every 10 South Koreans support the idea of pardoning Lee Jae-yong, the jailed de facto leader of Samsung Group, a poll showed Saturday.

According to the joint poll conducted on 1,003 people age 18 or over nationwide from Monday through Wednesday, 64 percent of the respondents said they support granting a pardon for Lee.

Only 27 percent opposed the idea, while the remaining 9 percent said they are undecided on the issue.

Those who support giving clemency to Lee outnumbered those who objected in all age and regional groups, according to the poll.

Among supporters of the liberal ruling Democratic Party, however, the support rate of 47 percent only slightly outweighed the objection rate of 44 percent.

With a 92 percent support rate, sympathisers of the main opposition People Power Party overwhelmingly opted for clemency for Lee.



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