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DMZ Summit Lifts South Korea's Moon to Seven-Month Polling High

 Kim Jong Un, Moon Jae-in and Donald Trump on June 30.
Kim Jong Un, Moon Jae-in and Donald Trump on June 30.Photographer: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

Support for South Korea’s president jumped to a seven-month high after he stood with U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the border between the two Koreas, bolstering his prospects for parliamentary elections in April.

South Korean leader Moon Jae-in’s support jumped 4.8 percentage points from a week ago to 52.4%, according a Realmeter tracking poll released Thursday. Moon had seen support for his government plumb new depths a few months ago as U.S.-North Korea nuclear talks sputtered and South Korea’s gross domestic product shrank the most in a decade.