SEOUL, Feb. 26 (Xinhua) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in's approval rating gained as the country successfully hosted the 23rd Winter Olympics, a weekly survey showed Monday.
According to the Realmeter poll, support for Moon was 65.7 percent last week, up 2.6 percentage points from the previous week.
It was based on a survey of 2,510 voters conducted from Monday to Friday. It had 2 percentage points in margin of error with a 95 percent confidence level.
The Winter Olympics, which kicked off on Feb. 9, held a closing ceremony Sunday in South Korea's eastern county of PyeongChang.
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) sent hundreds of athletes, cheerleaders and artists to the South Korea-hosted winter sports event, making the PyeongChang Olympics a peace Olympics.
The pollster said the successful hosting of the Winter Olympics had the biggest impact on a rise in Moon's support scores.
Support for Moon's ruling Democratic Party gained 3.4 percentage points over the week to 49.3 percent last week.
It was followed by the main opposition Liberty Korea Party with 19.3 percent in approval scores. The newly launched Bareun Future Party garnered 7.1 percent of support, trailed by the minor progressive Justice Party with 5.2 percent and the Party for Democracy and Peace with 3 percent.