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Support rate for Japan’s Kishida cabinet falls to new low: media poll



Kyodo News

– The support rate for Japan‘s Kishida cabinet fell to 33.1 percent, the lowest since it was launched last year, a Kyodo News poll showed on Sunday.

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The latest opinion poll showed Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida‘s cabinet approval rating slipping 4.5 percentage points from 37.6 in the previous poll conducted in late October, a record low since Kishida took office. charge in October 2021.


Meanwhile, the disapproval rating rose to 51.6 percent, surpassing 50 percent for the first time, according to the result of the two-day national telephone poll.


Kishida’s leadership has come under increasing question after three of his ministers were sacked in less than a month amid falling public support. When asked when they want the prime minister to resign, 30.2 percent of respondents answered “as soon as possible.”

Among those polled, 29.4 percent said they are willing to wait until Kishida’s term as the ruling Liberal Democratic Party ends in September 2024, while 23.6 percent said until after the summit. of the Group of Seven that will be hosted by Japan in Hiroshima next May. year.

The survey conducted since Saturday called 519 randomly selected households with eligible voters on landlines and 1,913 mobile phone numbers, and received valid responses from 420 households and 615 mobile phone users. ■


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