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Opinion poll & results from Yomiuri Shimbun

Questions & answers (%)

Questionnaire is slightly abridged.

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

Figures in parentheses denote the results of the last survey conducted June 17–18.

 

Q: Do you support the Abe cabinet?

 

Yes

36(49)

No

52(41)

Other answers (O/A)

2(2)

No answer (N/A)

9(8)

 

Q: (Only for those who answered “yes” to the foregoing question) Select only one from among the following six reasons for your approval of the Abe cabinet.*

 

Something can be expected of its policy measures

10

The prime minister has leadership ability

13

The prime minister is trustworthy

9

The cabinet’s lineup is good

1

Because it’s a Liberal Democratic Party-led government

12

Because it’s better than its predecessors

49

O/A

2

N/A

4

 

Q: (Only for those who answered “no” to the foregoing question) Select only one from among the following six reasons for your disapproval of the Abe cabinet.*

 

Nothing can be expected of its policy measures

15

The prime minister lacks leadership ability

5

The prime minister is untrustworthy

49

The cabinet’s lineup is not good

16

Because it’s a Liberal Democratic Party-led government

11

Because its predecessors were better

1

O/A

1

N/A

2

 

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

 

Liberal Democratic Party (LDP or Jiminto)

31(41)

Democratic Party (DP or Minshinto)

6(7)

Komeito (Komeito)

4(3)

Japanese Communist Party (JCP or Kyosanto)

4(3)

Nippon Ishin (Japan Innovation Party) (Nippon Ishin no Kai)

1(1)

Liberal Party (Jiyuto)

0(0)

Social Democratic Party (SDP or Shaminto)

0(1)

Party for Japanese Kokoro (Nihon no Kokoro)

0(0)

O/A

2(0)

None of the above (NOTA)

47(40)

N/A

4(4)

 

Q: In the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly election held on July 2, Tomin First no Kai (Tokyoites First), the regional party led by Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, greatly increased its number of seats, while the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) won the lowest number of seats it has ever won in such election. Do you think this result is good overall?

 

Yes

65

No

19

N/A

15

 

Q: Which of the following two reasons do you think accounts more for the victory of Tomin First no Kai and the defeat of the LDP in the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly election: high hopes for Koike or criticism of the government and LDP?

 

High hopes for Koike

30

Criticism of the government and LDP

60

N/A

9

 

Q: Do you hope that Tomin First no Kai enters national politics?

 

Yes

37

No

49

N/A

14

 

Q: How much do you think the results of the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly election will impact the Abe cabinet’s management of the administration?*

 

Greatly

30

Somewhat

55

Not very much

11

Not at all

2

N/A

2

 

Q: Some say that the Abe cabinet has become complacent as it has been in power a long time. Do you think this is true?

 

Yes

68

No

25

N/A

7

 

Q: Do you have high expectations for Democratic Party leader Renho?

 

Yes

23

No

70

N/A

7

 

Q: Are you in favor of or opposed to the Democratic Party engaging in electoral cooperation with the Japanese Communist Party in the next Lower House election, which will select the administration?

 

In favor

28

Opposed

47

N/A

25

 

Q: In a campaign speech for an LDP candidate running in the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly election, Defense Minister Tomomi Inada stated, “I would like to ask for your support on behalf of the Defense Ministry and the Self-Defense Forces (SDF).” She later retracted the statement. What do you think of this statement?*

 

It is very problematic

55

Somewhat problematic

32

Not very problematic

8

Not problematic at all

2

N/A

2

 

Q: Do you think that Prime Minister Abe should again offer an explanation at the Diet regarding the scandal surrounding the plan of “Kake Educational Institution” to create a new veterinary school?

 

Yes

72

No

23

N/A

5

 

Q: Prime Minister Abe plans to submit an LDP revised draft constitution to the extraordinary Diet session this autumn. Are you in favor of or opposed to this idea?

 

In favor

37

Opposed

48

N/A

14

 

Q: North Korea launched an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). To discourage Pyongyang from conducting further intercontinental ballistic missile launches, should the international community place more emphasis on dialogue or more emphasis on pressure, including economic sanctions?

 

Dialogue

37

Pressure

51

N/A

12

 

Polling methodology: The nationwide survey was conducted July 7–9 on a computer-aided random digit dialing (RDD) basis and targeted voters age 18 or over with calls placed to landline and mobile phone numbers. (Landline numbers in those areas of Fukuoka and Oita Prefectures that suffered damage from the torrential rains were removed from the survey pool.) Valid responses were received from a total of 1,088 persons, including 547 persons (out of the 910 households with one or more eligible voters) for landline numbers and 541 persons (out of the 1,295 persons who answered) for mobile numbers. The valid response rates were 60% for landline numbers and 42% for mobile numbers.

 

Figures are rounded off. In some graphs and charts, the total percentage may not add up to 100%.

 

“0” indicates that the figure was below 0.5%.

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