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OPINION POLLS

Opinion poll & results from Sankei Shimbun

Main Questions & Answers of the Sankei-FNN Joint Opinion Poll (%)

 

Q: Do you support Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his cabinet?

 

Yes

47.7

(42.5)

No

42.4

(46.3)

Other answers (O/A)

9.9

(11.2)

 

Q: Which political party do you support?

 

Liberal Democratic Party of Japan (LDP or Jiminto)

38.5

(34.5)

Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan (CDPJ or Rikken Minshuto)

15.3

(11.6)

Party of Hope (Kibo no To)

3.9

(9.5)

Komeito (Komeito)

4.1

(5.4)

Democratic Party (DP or Minshinto)

1.5

(0.7)

Japanese Communist Party (JCP or Kyosanto)

3.4

(3.6)

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

2.4

(3.3)

Liberal Party (Jiyuto)

0.5

(0)

Social Democratic Party (SDP or Shaminto)

0.8

(0.5)

Other political parties

0.7

(1.5)

None of the above

28.1

(27.9)

O/A

0.8

(1.3)

 

Q: Do you approve of the following aspects of the Abe administration?

 

The prime minister’s character

Yes

50.8

(47.0)

No

41.1

(45.0)

O/A

8.1

(8.0)

 

The prime minister’s leadership

Yes

52.3

(53.1)

No

38.2

(39.2)

O/A

9.5

(7.7)

 

Economic policies

Yes

39.0

(37.5)

No

49.6

(52.3)

O/A

11.4

(10.2)

 

Social security policies

Yes

29.8

(31.0)

No

57.2

(57.6)

O/A

13.0

(11.4)

 

Foreign and security policies

Yes

51.0

(49.2)

No

36.4

(41.3)

O/A

12.6

(9.5)

 

Q: The following questions concern President Donald Trump’s visit to Japan

 

Do you think the visit succeeded in strengthen bilateral relations?

Yes

67.6

 

No

24.3

 

O/A

8.1

 

 

Do you approve of the Japan-U.S. summit?

Yes

61.1

 

No

30.4

 

O/A

8.5

 

 

Do you approve of the two leaders reaching total agreement on applying maximum pressure on North Korea?

Yes

63.2

 

No

28.2

 

O/A

8.6

 

 

Which country needs to make more efforts to correct the trade imbalance?

Japan

13.1

 

U.S.

33.1

 

Both countries

45.5

 

O/A

8.3

 

 

Q: Do you approve of Prime Minister Abe’s reappointing all the ministers to the fourth Abe cabinet?

 

Yes

52.0

 

No

38.2

 

O/A

9.8

 

 

Q: Are you in favor of Prime Minister Abe’s reelection as LDP president in the election scheduled for next fall?

 

Yes

41.5

 

Another candidate would be better

51.9

 

O/A

6.6

 

 

Q: Which policy issues should the Abe cabinet prioritize?

 

Economic stimulation, employment, and other economic policies

19.1

 

Fiscal restructuring

11.8

 

Pension, medical services, elderly care, and other social security policies

25.4

 

Childrearing support, low birth rate, free education

14.8

 

North Korea and other foreign and security policy issues

8.8

 

Nuclear plants and energy policies

3.5

 

Work-style reform

1.9

 

Constitutional revision

2.8

 

Issues related to Moritomo Gakuen and Kake Gakuen

6.4

 

Regional revitalization

1.9

 

Post-quake reconstruction, disaster prevention

2.0

 

O/A

1.6

 

 

Q: How do you think question time in the Diet sessions should be allotted between the ruling and opposition parties?

 

The present ratio is fine

42.8

 

While the opposition should be given more time, allotment should move closer to the proportion of Diet seats

23.9

 

Allotment should be based strictly on number of seats

29.2

 

O/A

4.1

 

 

Q: What is your overall impression of the opposition’s interpellations?

 

Many constructive questions meeting the people’s expectations are being asked

14.2

 

Most questions are not constructive

76.1

 

O/A

9.7

 

 

Q: What do you think is the ideal way to realign the opposition parties?

 

Led by the CDPJ

37.9

 

Led by the Party of Hope

8.8

 

Diet members from the DP should regroup as one party

15.8

 

No need to realign the opposition parties

26.1

 

O/A

11.9

 

 

Q: The following questions concern the leading opposition party, the CDPJ.

 

Do you have expectations?

Yes

53.1

 

No

42.1

 

O/A

4.8

 

 

Do you think it will become a party capable of taking over the administration?

Yes

16.3

 

No

74.5

 

O/A

9.2

 

 

Q: The following questions concern the Party of Hope.

 

Do you have expectations?

Yes

20.9

(34.6)

No

73.6

(60.7)

O/A

5.5

(4.7)

 

Do you think Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike should remain its leader?

Yes

17.1

 

She should focus on her work as Tokyo governor

77.6

 

O/A

5.3

 

 

Do you support Koike?

Yes

40.2

(39.2)

She should focus on her work as Tokyo governor

51.9

(51.7)

O/A

7.9

(9.1)

 

Q: About the constitution

 

Do you think the Diet should promote deliberations on constitutional revision?

Yes

61.0

 

No

32.6

 

O/A

6.4

 

 

Are you in favor of retaining the provisions of Article 9 but adding a provision on the existence of the Self-Defense Forces?

Yes

59.0

(53.5)

No

29.1

(35.8)

O/A

11.9

(10.7)

 

(Note) Parenthesized figures denote the results of the last survey conducted by Sankei Shimbun and Fuji News Network on Oct. 14–15. “O/A” for “other answers” denotes “don’t know,” “can’t say,” etc.

 

Polling methodology: The survey was conducted until the calculated number of responses was obtained by placing telephone calls on a random digit dialing (RDD) basis adjusted to the gender and age composition of each survey area. A total of 1,000 men and women, aged 18 and over, across the nation were surveyed. [The survey was conducted on Nov. 11–12, 2017.]

 

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