South Korea's Park faces growing rift between young and old

South Korean President Park Geun-hye © Reuters/Pool

KIYOYUKI UCHIYAMA, Nikkei staff writer

SEOUL -- Deep generational divides among South Korean voters are making it difficult for President Park Geun-hye to bolster her rapidly sinking approval rating. The president's support rate is now 44%, according to the latest poll by Gallup Korea, down from more than 60% due to botched rescue operations following the sinking of a ferry in April and missteps in reshuffling her cabinet, including the successive withdrawals of nominees for prime...