SEOUL, President Moon Jae-in's approval rating rose this week for the third consecutive week, a poll showed Friday.

His support came to 65 percent, up 1 percentage point from a week earlier, in a Gallup Korea survey conducted Wednesday and Thursday with 1,001 adults across the nation.

Moon's rating has increased since his third summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Sept. 18-20, in which they reaffirmed their commitment to denuclearization and agreed on further steps to reduce tensions and improve ties.

In the first week of September, the number was 49 percent, the lowest since Moon took office in May 2017.

Meanwhile, the ruling Democratic Party suffered a large setback this week with its rating plunging 4 percentage points to 43 percent.

The main opposition Liberty Korea Party remained unchanged at 11 percent, while the splinter Bareunmirae Party and the progressive Justice Party gained 1 point each to 8 percent and 10 percent, respectively.

The approval rating of the Party for Democracy and Peace remained at 1 percent.

Source: Yonhap News Agency