SEOUL, President Moon Jae-in's approval rating increased slightly this week, ending a three-week streak of falling numbers, a poll showed Friday.

Moon's approval rating came to 50 percent in a survey conducted by Gallup Korea on 1,001 adults throughout the nation. The weekly survey was conducted Tuesday through Thursday.

The reading marks a 1 percentage point rise from a week earlier when the president's approval rating dropped below the 50 percent mark for the first time since he took office in May 2017.

While the approval rating inched up, the ratio of those who disapprove of the president dropped significantly to 39 percent from 42 percent over the cited period, according to the local pollster.

The approval rating of the ruling Democratic Party slipped 1 percentage point to 40 percent, with that of the main opposition Liberty Korea Party dropping by the same amount to 11 percent.

The progressive Justice Party's approval rating remained unchanged from a week earlier at 12 percent, while that of the minor opposition Bareunmirae Party fell 1 percentage point to 8 percent.

Source: Yonhap News Agency