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Opinion poll & results from Yomiuri Shimbun

  • 2016-02-01 15:00:00
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(Yomiuri: February 1, 2016 – p. 9)

 

 Questions & answers (%)

 Asterisks indicate that the choices were read aloud to the respondent.

 Figures in parentheses denote the results of the last survey conducted Jan. 8–10.

 

 Q: Do you support the Abe Cabinet?

 

Yes

56(54)

No

34(36)

Other answers (O/A)

2(3)

No answer (N/A)

7(6)

 

Q: Which political party do you support now? Pick only one.

 

Liberal Democratic Party (LDP or Jiminto)

40(40)

Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ or Minshuto)

7(8)

Komeito (K or Komeito)

4(4)

Japanese Communist Party (JCP or Kyosanto)

4(4)

Japan Innovation Party (JIP or Ishinnoto)

0(0)

Initiatives from Osaka (Osaka Ishin no Kai)

2(2)

Social Democratic Party (SDP or Shaminto)

0(0)

People’s Life Party (PLP or Seikatsunoto)

0(0)

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

0(–)

New Renaissance Party (NRP or Shinto Kaikaku)

–(–)

Kaikaku Kesshu no Kai (Assembly of Reform)

–(–)

Other political parties

–(–)

None of the above (NOTA)

39(37)

N/A

3(4)

 Q: Do you approve of the Abe Cabinet’s economic policy?

 

Yes

47

No

38

N/A

15

 Q: The Bank of Japan has decided on additional monetary easing, including introducing a “negative interest rate” for the first time ever. Do you think the measures will lead to economic recovery?

 

Yes

24

No

47

N/A

28

 Q: The Abe cabinet plans to relocate the U.S. military’s Futenma Air Station in Okinawa to Henoko, Nago City, Okinawa. Do you approve of this plan?

 

Yes

44

No

38

N/A

18

 

Q: Which political party’s candidates or which political party do you think you will vote for in regard to the proportional representation seats in the Upper House elections this summer?*

 

Liberal Democratic Party (LDP or Jiminto)

39

Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ or Minshuto)

11

Komeito (K or Komeito)

5

Japanese Communist Party (JCP or Kyosanto)

7

Japan Innovation Party (JIP or Ishinnoto)

2

Initiatives from Osaka (Osaka Ishin no Kai)

6

Kaikaku Kesshu no Kai (Assembly of Reform)

Social Democratic Party (SDP or Shaminto)

1

People’s Life Party (PLP or Seikatsunoto)

1

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

0

New Renaissance Party (NRP or Shinto Kaikaku)

Other political parties

0

Undecided

24

N/A

5

 Q: Do you think it would be better if the ruling parties of the LDP and the Komeito maintained a majority of the seats in the Upper House as a result of the elections?

 

Yes

47

No

42

N/A

11

 Q: Akira Amari resigned as minister in charge of economic revitalization over allegations that he had received illegal contributions. What do you think of this?

 

It makes sense that Amari resigned

70

It was not necessary for Amari to resign

23

N/A

7

 Q: Do you think that Amari should fulfill his responsibility to explain the matter?

 

Yes

71

No

24

N/A

6

 Q: Do you think Prime Minister Abe handled the allegations of illegal contributions [against Amari] appropriately?

 

Yes

57

No

28

N/A

15

 Q: Do you approve of the appointment of Nobuteru Ishihara as the new minister in charge of economic revitalization?

 

Yes

33

No

40

N/A

27

 Q: What kind of impact do you think the change in this ministerial position will have on the Japanese economy?

 

Positive impact

4

Negative impact

26

No particular impact

64

N/A

6

 Polling methodology: The survey was conducted Jan. 30–31 across the nation on a computer-aided random digit dialing (RDD) basis. Households with one or more eligible voters totaled 1,859. Valid answers were obtained from 1,063 persons (57%). Figures are rounded off. In some cases, the total percentage may not add up to 100%. “0” indicates that the figure was less than 0.5% and “–” denotes that no respondents answered.

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