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OPINION POLLS

Opinion poll & results from Asahi Shimbun

Questions & answers (%)

(Figures are rounded off. Some questions and answers have been omitted. Parenthesized figures are the results of the survey taken on Oct. 3-4.)

 

Q: Do you support the Abe cabinet?

 

Yes

38(40)

No

40(38)

 

Q: Which political party do you support now? Please give the name of the party.

 

Liberal Democratic Party (LDP or Jiminto)

32(30)

Party of Hope (Kibo no To)

6(5)

Komeito (Komeito)

4(5)

Japanese Communist Party (JCP or Kyosanto)

3(2)

Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan (Rikken Minshuto)

7(3)

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

2(1)

Liberal Party (Jiyuto)

0(0)

Social Democratic Party (SDP or Shaminto)

1(0)

Democratic Party (DP or Minshinto)

1(2)

Party for Japanese Kokoro (Nihon no Kokoro)

0(0)

Other political party

1(1)

None of the above (NOTA)

27(30)

No answer (N/A) + Don’t know (D/K)

16(21)

 

Q: If you were to vote now in the Lower House election, which political party do you think you would you vote for in the proportional representation segment? (Select only one response from the list below.)

 

Liberal Democratic Party (LDP or Jiminto)

34(35)

Party of Hope (Kibo no To)

11(12)

Komeito (Komeito)

7(7)

Japanese Communist Party (JCP or Kyosanto)

5(6)

Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan (Rikken Minshuto)

13(7)

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

4(4)

Social Democratic Party (SDP or Shaminto)

1(1)

Party for Japanese Kokoro (Nihon no Kokoro)

1(0)

Other political party

1(0)

No answer (N/A) + Don’t know (D/K)

23(27)

 

Q: Which political party’s candidate do you think you will vote for in the single-seat constituency segment? Please give the name of the party.

 

Liberal Democratic Party (LDP or Jiminto)

33(31)

Party of Hope (Kibo no To)

9(10)

Komeito (Komeito)

3(4)

Japanese Communist Party (JCP or Kyosanto)

4(4)

Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan (Rikken Minshuto)

7(4)

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

2(2)

Social Democratic Party (SDP or Shaminto)

1(1)

Other political party

0(0)

Independents

2(0)

No answer (N/A) + Don’t know (D/K)

39(44)

 

Q: How interested are you in the upcoming Lower House election? (Select only one response from the list below.)

 

Very interested

27(29)

Somewhat interested

44(41)

Not very interested

20(22)

Not interested at all

8(8)

 

Q: Are you optimistic about Kibo no To (“Party of Hope”), the new political party launched by Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike?

 

Yes

29(35)

No

60(50)

 

Q: Are you optimistic about the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan (CDPJ), the new political party launched by Yukio Edano?

 

Yes

31

No

54

 

Q: In the present House of Representatives election, the DP split up and its Lower House members are running as candidates of the Party of Hope or the CDPJ or as independents. What do you think of this situation?

 

Good

25

Bad

50

 

Q: Do you think it is good for the LDP alone to wield strong power in the Diet?

 

Yes

15

No

73

 

Q: Going forward, do you think it would be better to continue to have an administration led by the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) or to change to an administration led by a political party other than the LDP?

 

Administration led by LDP

37(43)

Administration led by a political party other than the LDP

36(33)

 

Q: Do you want Abe to remain as prime minister?

 

Yes

34

No

51

 

Q: In your decision of which political party and which candidate to vote for in the upcoming Lower House election, will you place priority on the party’s and the candidate’s position on Article 9 of the Constitution?

 

Yes

55

No

28

 

Q: The LDP’s campaign pledges in this election include the revision of Article 9 to add an explicit provision on the Self-Defense Forces (SDF). Are you in favor of this revision?

 

In favor

37

Opposed

40

 

Q: Are you in favor of raising the consumption tax rate to 10% in October 2019 as planned?

 

In favor

37

Opposed

55

 

Q: Do you think nuclear power generation should be eliminated completely or should nuclear power continue to be used?

 

Eliminate completely

55

Continue to use

29

 

Polling methodology: The survey was conducted on Oct. 17–18 on a computer-aided random digit dialing (RDD) basis targeting voters nationwide with telephone calls placed by pollsters to landline and mobile phone numbers (for landlines, some districts in Fukushima Prefecture were excluded). Valid responses were received from 1,640 persons (out of 3,109 households found to have one or more eligible voters) for landline numbers and from 1,574 persons (out of the 2,930 persons found to be eligible voters) for mobile numbers. The valid response rates were 53% for landline numbers and 54% for mobile numbers.

 

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