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[Kyodo News] Opinion poll & results from Tokyo Shimbun

  • 2016-02-01 15:00:00
  • , Tokyo Shimbun
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(Tokyo Shimbun: February 1, 2016 – p. 2)

 

 Questions & answers (%)

 (Figures in parentheses are the results of the last survey conducted Dec. 26–27.)

 

 Q1: Do you support the Abe cabinet?

 

Yes

53.7

(49.4)

No

35.3

(38.2)

Don’t know (D/K) + no answer (N/A)

11.0

(12.4)

 

Q2: (Only for those who answered “yes” to the previous question) What’s the primary reason for your approval of the Abe cabinet?

 

The prime minister is trustworthy

9.2

(11.0)

Because it’s a coalition cabinet of the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan and Komeito

10.9

(12.8)

The prime minister has leadership ability

17.7

(15.1)

Something can be expected of its economic policies

15.6

(17.2)

Something can be expected of its foreign policy

8.4

(7.1)

Something can be expected of its political reforms

1.6

(3.3)

Something can be expected of its tax reforms

0.9

(1.7)

Something can be expected of its administrative reforms

0.8

(1.3)

There’s no other appropriate person [for prime minister]

33.7

(28.9)

Other answers (O/A)

0.7

(0.9)

D/K+N/A

0.5

(0.7)

 

Q3: (Only for those who answered “no” to the first question) What’s the primary reason for your disapproval of the Abe cabinet?

 

The prime minister is untrustworthy

16.2

(19.6)

Because it’s a coalition cabinet of the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan and Komeito

11.0

(11.3)

The prime minister lacks leadership ability

4.3

(3.2)

Nothing can be expected of its economic policies

26.0

(17.5)

Nothing can be expected of its foreign policy

2.1

(5.4)

Nothing can be expected of its political reforms

9.6

(9.9)

Nothing can be expected of its tax reforms

7.9

(12.0)

Nothing can be expected of its administrative reforms

3.5

(2.9)

Don’t like the prime minister’s personal character

12.5

(10.8)

O/A

6.2

(6.5)

D/K+N/A

0.7

(0.9)

 Q4: Which political party do you support?

 

Liberal Democratic Party of Japan (LDP or Jiminto)

42.1

(36.9)

Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ or Minshuto)

9.5

(9.7)

Komeito (K or Komeito)

4.1

(4.6)

Japanese Communist Party (JCP or Kyosanto)

3.4

(3.5)

Japan Innovation Party (JIP or Ishinnoto)

0.3

(0.4)

Initiatives from Osaka (Osaka Ishin no Kai)

4.5

(5.1)

Kaikaku Kesshu no Kai (Assembly of Reform)

(0.1)

Social Democratic Party (SDP or Shaminto)

1.3

(1.1)

People’s Life Party (PLP or Seikatsunoto)

0.5

(0.4)

Party for Japanese Kokoro (Nihon no Kokoro wo Taisetsu ni suru To)

(–)

New Renaissance Party (NRP or Shinto Kaikaku)

(0.3)

Other political parties, groups

0.1

(–)

None of the above (NOTA)

33.3

(36.8)

D/K+N/A

0.9

(1.1)

 Q5: Akira Amari recently resigned as minister in charge of economic revitalization over a fund scandal. What do you think about his resignation from the cabinet?

 

It made sense that he stepped down from his post

67.3

It was not necessary for him to step down

28.5

D/K+N/A

4.2

 Q6: Do you think that Akira Amari should resign as member of the House of Representatives?

 

He should resign

39.7

It is not necessary for him to resign

55.5

D/K+N/A

4.8

 Q7: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appointed Amari as minister in charge of economic revitalization. Do you think Abe bears responsibility for the appointment?

 

Yes

46.8

No

50.1

D/K+N/A

3.1

 Q8: Prime Minister Abe has stated his intent to have those in favor of amending the Constitution secure two-thirds of the Diet seats (the percentage required to propose a motion to amend the Constitution) at the Upper House elections this summer. Do you approve of going ahead with reforms to Japan’s Constitution after the Upper House elections?

 

Yes

37.5

No

50.3

D/K+N/A

12.2

 Q9: As part of the reform of the Lower House electoral system, an advisory panel has submitted a recommendation to the speaker of the House of Representatives regarding rectifying the “disparity in the value of one vote” that would result in the elimination of 10 Lower House seats. Do you think that Lower House elections should be held before the vote-value disparity has been rectified?

 

Lower House elections should not be held [until the disparity has been rectified]

42.6

It is appropriate to hold the Lower House elections even if the disparity has not been rectified

45.6

D/K+N/A

11.8

 Q10: The Japanese government plans to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and pass related bills, which include measures to support farmers who will be affected by the trade pact, before the end of the current Diet session. What do you think about this?

 

The TPP should be ratified and the related legislation passed in the current Diet session

21.2

Priority should be placed on careful deliberation of the TPP trade pact ratification and related legislation even if that means it spills over into the following Diet session

69.2

There is no need to ratify the TPP or pass the legislation

6.3

Other

0.7

D/K+N/A

2.6

 Q11: Do you support the Japanese government’s policy to relocate the U.S. military’s Futenma Air Station (Okinawa Prefecture) to Henoko, Nago City, Okinawa Prefecture?

 

Yes

47.8

No

43.0

D/K+N/A

9.2

 Q12: Which political party or political group do you intend to vote for in the proportional representation segment of the Upper House elections this summer?

 

Liberal Democratic Party of Japan (LDP or Jiminto)

38.4

Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ or Minshuto)

12.5

Komeito (K or Komeito)

3.8

Japanese Communist Party (JCP or Kyosanto)

4.7

Japan Innovation Party (JIP or Ishinnoto)

0.6

Initiatives from Osaka (Osaka Ishin no Kai)

5.3

Kaikaku Kesshu no Kai (Assembly of Reform)

0.1

Social Democratic Party (SDP or Shaminto)

1.5

People’s Life Party (PLP or Seikatsunoto)

0.5

Party for Japanese Kokoro (Nihon no Kokoro wo Taisetsu ni suru To)

0.3

New Renaissance Party (NRP or Shinto Kaikaku)

Other political parties, groups

D/K+N/A

32.3

 Polling methodology: The survey was conducted by telephone of voters across the nation on Jan. 30–31 on a computer-aided random digit dialing (RDD) basis. However, the survey excluded some areas in Fukushima Prefecture. Among randomly generated telephone numbers, those actually for household use with one or more eligible voters totaled 1,441. Answers were obtained from 1,007 persons.

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