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Kim Jong-un's approval rating higher than Barack Obama's
telegraph.co.uk ^

Posted on 08/30/2013 8:22:18 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Kim Jong-un's approval rating higher than Barack Obama's

Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, has a public approval rating of over 50 per cent, according to a poll of escapees living in South Korea.

By Julian Ryall, Tokyo and Chris Irvine

3:27PM BST 30 Aug 2013

Despite reports of him purging army generals and executing former girlfriends by firing squad, a survey carried out by the Institute for Peace and Unification Studies at Seoul National University on 133 North Korean defectors found that 61.7 per cent believed he had the majority support of his people.

Although not strictly scientifically accurate, as it polls defectors rather than people currently living there, such a result makes him more popular than his father, Kim Jong-il, while it also compares favourably to Barack Obama, who is struggling at 41 per cent approval, and David Cameron, who scored 38 per cent.

Mr Kim is meanwhile said to be keeping up his purge of undesirable elements within the upper echelons of North Korean society with the reported sacking of his hawkish army chief.

Kim Kyok-sik, who is believed to have been behind the sinking of the South Korean corvette Cheonan and the bombardment of Yeonpyeong Island in late 2010, has disappeared from the list of senior regime officials attending public events in recent weeks.

"We are closely watching developments in the North, believing that Kim Kyok-sik has been replaced by Ri Yong-gil, the chief of operations for the Army General Staff," a source in the South Korean government told the Chosun Ilbo newspaper.

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TOPICS: Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: lower; rating; ronery
Did not know that..............
1 posted on 08/30/2013 8:22:18 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Let’s just say that if I had to approve of only one...obama wouldn’t get my vote.


2 posted on 08/30/2013 8:24:54 AM PDT by pgkdan (Marco Rubio can go straight to hell!)
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To: Sub-Driver

You should, Kim is doing a better job as a commie leader.
shame, shame.


3 posted on 08/30/2013 8:25:13 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: Sub-Driver

In a brutal regime like NK, I am not surprised that his approval rating isn’t 100%.


4 posted on 08/30/2013 8:25:19 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the people. T Jefferson)
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To: Sub-Driver

Maybe Obama should take PR relations advice from Kim:

1) Give Mooch the Hyon treatment
2) Publicly schmooze and discuss policy with Dennis Rodman


5 posted on 08/30/2013 8:26:09 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Blood of Tyrants

200%.............


6 posted on 08/30/2013 8:28:33 AM PDT by Red Badger (It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong. .....Voltaire)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
In a brutal regime like NK, I am not surprised that his approval rating isn’t 100%.

If not 150%.

7 posted on 08/30/2013 8:28:48 AM PDT by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: Sub-Driver

To be fair, Kim has a very compliant media.

Oh, wait...


8 posted on 08/30/2013 8:30:40 AM PDT by chrisser (Senseless legislation does nothing to solve senseless violence.)
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To: Sub-Driver

RE: Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, has a public approval rating of over 50 per cent, according to a poll of escapees living in South Korea.

So, if these escapees approve of Kim Jong Un:

1) Why did they escape?

2) Why don’t they go back to a regime they approve of?

3) Why didn’t the pollsters ask the above questions?


9 posted on 08/30/2013 8:32:40 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Sub-Driver
Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, has a public approval rating of over 50 per cent

When you machine gun people who disagree with you, I'm surprised it isn't much higher than that.
10 posted on 08/30/2013 8:33:09 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: Sub-Driver

I’d be shocked if his approval rating is less than 99%.


11 posted on 08/30/2013 8:33:31 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Uncle Miltie: Obama poisoned race relations for a generation. Everything is racial now.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Yeah he kill anybody who didn’t give him almost 100%


12 posted on 08/30/2013 8:34:05 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Sub-Driver

Barry is so ronery.


13 posted on 08/30/2013 8:34:15 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: SevenofNine

Pretty soon, Obama will be scoring Bush popularity ratings.


14 posted on 08/30/2013 8:35:41 AM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hard choice, to be sure...


15 posted on 08/30/2013 8:35:49 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: SeekAndFind

My read was that they were asked what *other* N Koreans thought. Even though the defectors may not like him, most of them apparently feel that he has majority support.


16 posted on 08/30/2013 8:38:11 AM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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To: Sub-Driver

To give credit where it’s due: President You Didn’t Build That’s hair cut is less funny-looking than Kim’s.


17 posted on 08/30/2013 8:40:05 AM PDT by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I was watching National Geographics “Inside North Korea” a few weeks ago, and it’s incredible how insane the ideal society of leftists can get if left unchecked, which BTW is where we are headed thanks to RINOs.

Everything and I mean evvverything revolves around “The Dear Leader”. They showed the average North Korean family, and inside their apartment are no photos of their family, only photos of “The Dear Leader” hanging on the walls. It reminded me of that Twilight zone episode “Wish him into the cornfield Anthony” whatever that episode is called where the kid has superpowers and everyone is terrified of him so they constantly kiss his ass.

Here it is if anyone wants to see it......

http://www.amazon.com/National-Geographic-Inside-North-Korea/dp/B000M2E34K


18 posted on 08/30/2013 8:45:40 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (What do we want? Time travel. When do we want it? It's irrelevant.)
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To: Sub-Driver


19 posted on 08/30/2013 8:48:37 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: Sub-Driver

Give obama enough time, and, say, eight or nine more terms, and he’ll be winning elections with 99.6% of the vote.

Just like his namesake, Saddam Hussein.


20 posted on 08/30/2013 9:03:26 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: Sub-Driver
kim jong un photo: Kim Jong-Un F201211271336501244115773.jpg

"Uhhuh, I'm a kirrur rith duh radies."

21 posted on 08/30/2013 9:05:46 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: TexGrill

HMMM perhaps I know Libs on Huffington Post are not too happy since it is AOL News feed


22 posted on 08/30/2013 9:15:26 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Sub-Driver

And that’s AFTER he machine-gunned his ex-girl friend.


23 posted on 08/30/2013 9:22:17 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
I was watching National Geographics “Inside North Korea” a few weeks ago . . . Here it is if anyone wants to see it......

We can see almost the same level of irrational veneration live by visiting any liberal in our own country.

24 posted on 08/30/2013 1:31:43 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Pollster1

True true.


25 posted on 08/30/2013 3:56:22 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (What do we want? Time travel. When do we want it? It's irrelevant.)
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