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Election 2012: D-30 On Set Interview Karl Friedhoff, Public Opinion Officer at Asan Institute for Policy Studies Updated: 2012-11-19 12:00:00 KST

Election 2012: D-30 On Set Interview Karl Friedhoff, Public Opinion Officer at Asan Institute for Policy Studies
As we mentioned at the top of the broadcast, Koreans will head to the polls to elect their next president in less than a month.
But, despite December 19th being in sight, the election landscape remains murky, with voters still unsure whether it will be a two-way or three-way race in the end.

And, the latest polls show the race could not be any tighter between the three leading contenders.
To help us put things into perspective, we're joined live in the studio by Karl Friedhoff, Program Officer at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies.

Welcome to the studio. Good to see you again, Karl.

[Interview : Karl Friedhoff, Program Officer
The Asan Institute for Policy Studies] Glad to be back.

Let's talk about the latest poll results.
You have fresh numbers out from the Asan Institute.

Over the weekend, the DUP presidential nominee Moon Jae-in said he would leave the terms of the merger to liberal candidate Ahn Cheol-soo - whether that be through a public opinion poll or other measures.
Does the Korean public support this merger What are the drawbacks to using a public opinion poll to merge the candidates The Ahn camp has claimed that the public opinion polls are biased in favor of Moon Jae-In. Is there any truth to this What are some factors that will be ultimately determine the Korean presidential election 2012 Karl Friedhoff, Program Officer at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies, thank you for being here with us this evening. We appreciate it.

[Interview : ] Always a pleasure.
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