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OPINION POLLS

Special opinion poll & results from Mainichi Shimbun

Questions & answers (%)

(T = total; M = male; F = female)

 

Q: The consumption tax rate is scheduled to be increased to 10% in October 2019. Are you in favor of or opposed to the tax hike?

 

 

T

M

F

In favor

35

41

30

Opposed

44

43

46

Don’t know

15

12

18

 

Q: Do you want Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to continue in his position after the Oct. 22 general election?

 

 

T

M

F

Yes

37

41

34

No

47

47

47

 

Q: What issue will you prioritize most in deciding how to vote in the Lower House election?

 

 

T

M

F

Abenomics

5

7

3

Consumption tax hike

6

6

6

Pensions and healthcare

23

20

25

Childrearing support

11

8

13

Reconstruction from natural disasters

3

2

3

Nuclear power and energy policy

7

6

7

Security legislation

7

8

6

North Korean nuclear and missile issues

11

12

11

Constitutional amendment

11

13

10

Issues related to Moritomo Gakuen and Kake Educational Institution

6

8

5

 

Q: Which political party do you support?

 

 

T

M

F

Liberal Democratic Party of Japan (LDP or Jiminto)

29

34

25

Party of Hope (Kibo no To)

9

10

8

Komeito (Komeito)

5

3

6

Japanese Communist Party (JCP or Kyosanto)

4

4

4

Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan (Rikken Minshuto)

10

12

8

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

3

3

2

Social Democratic Party (SDP or Shaminto)

1

1

1

Democratic Party (DP or Minshinto)

0

1

0

Liberal Party (Jiyuto)

1

1

1

Party for Japanese Kokoro (Nihon no Kokoro)

0

0

0

None of the above (NOTA)

28

24

31

 

Q: Will you vote in the upcoming Lower House election?

 

 

T

M

F

Definitely vote

69

73

65

Probably vote

20

17

22

Probably not vote

3

2

3

Not vote

2

2

2

 

(Note) Figures rounded off. “0” indicates that the figure was below 0.5%. “No answer” omitted.

 

Polling methodology: The survey was conducted in cooperation with the Japan News Network (JNN) by pollsters over the three-day period of Oct. 13–15 targeting telephone numbers across the nation on a computer-aided random digit sampling (RDS) basis for each of the 289 single-seat constituencies. In addition to the questions listed, the survey also asked respondents how they will vote in the single-seat constituency segment and the proportional representation segment of the vote. The survey excluded landline numbers in municipalities designated as “difficult-to-return” zones due to the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident. Responses were received from 73,087 voters from around the nation.

 

 

 

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