More Good than Bad: Presidential Assessments

Park Chung-hee, Kim Dae-jung and Roh Moo-hyun earned high marks.

More Good than Bad: Presidential Assessments

Photo: (From left) Park Chung-hee, Roh Moo-hyun and Kim Dae-jung.  Credit: The Blue Roof.

According to the Gallup Korea survey this week assessing the former presidents, Park Chung-hee 박정희, Kim Dae-jung 김대중 and Roh Moo-hyun 노무현 received high marks, while Chun Doo-hwan 전두환 and Roh Tae-woo 노태우 fared poorly.

Responding to the question asking whether the president did more good than bad, 62% said yes to Kim Dae-jung, and 61% said yes to Park Chung-hee and Roh Moo-hyun. In contrast, only 16% said yes to Chun, and 21% said yes to Roh Tae-woo. Kim Young-sam 김영삼 earned 41%. The poll did not ask about Lee Myung-bak 이명박 or Park Geun-hye 박근혜, who are currently in prison.

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