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Cabinet support rate drops to 49%, Sankei-FNN poll

  • June 21, 2016
  • , Sankei , p. 5
  • Translation

In the opinion poll jointly conducted by the Sankei Shimbun and Fuji News Network (FNN), the support rate for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his cabinet declined for the first time in three months to reach 49.4%. The May survey was conducted immediately after the G7 Ise-Shima Summit and U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to Hiroshima, but now the positive view the public took of these diplomatic events has faded.


Surveys conducted during the same period by other newspapers also found that the cabinet support rate had dropped. The Mainichi Shimbun reported that the rate had declined by 7 percentage points from the previous poll to 42%, the Yomiuri Shimbun found the rate down 4 points to 49%, and the Asahi Shimbun said the cabinet support remained unchanged from the previous survey at 45%. All papers showed the support rate to be below 50%.

Cabinet support rates in newspaper opinion polls


Support rate

Nonsupport rate

Sankei-FNN poll

49.4% (down 6 points) (↘)

38.1% (up 4.1 points) (↗)

Asahi poll

45% (unchanged) (→)

36% (up 2 points) (↗)

Mainichi poll

42% (down 7 points) (↘)

39% (up 6 points) (↗)

Yomiuri poll

49% (down 4 points) (↘)

38% (up 3 points) (↗)

* The Yomiuri poll was conducted June 17–18, and the other polls were conducted June 18–19. In the parentheses are comparisons with the relevant newspaper’s previous poll.



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