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Opinion poll & results for Ryukyu Shimpo, Okinawa Times, and Kyodo News joint survey to probe views on Nago mayoral election

  • January 30, 2018
  • , Ryukyu Shimpo , pp. 1, 3
  • JMH Translation

Questions & answers (%)

 

Q: Are you interested in the Nago mayoral election?

 

Very interested

69.3

Somewhat interested

22.8

Not very interested

6.9

Not interested at all

1.0

 

Q: Have you decided who you will vote for in the Nago mayoral election?

 

I have decided

74.9

I have generally decided

10.7

I have not yet decided

14.4

 

Q: Which issue are you most interested in?

 

Relocation [of MCAS Futenma] to Henoko

53.2

Jobs and measures to bolster the local economy

16.6

Support for education and childrearing

11.4

Enhancement of healthcare and welfare

11.6

Development of public transportation and infrastructure

0.5

Promotion of tourism

3.5

Other

1.6

Don’t know + No answer

1.6

 

Q: Are you in favor of or opposed to the relocation of MCAS Futenma to Henoko?

 

In favor

10.5

Generally in favor

17.8

Generally opposed

13.0

Opposed

53.0

Don’t know + No answer

5.7

 

Q: Are you hopeful about the government’s regional development and economic revitalization initiatives promised in connection with the relocation of MCAS Futenma?

 

Yes

22.6

Generally yes

15.4

Generally no

15.5

No

41.3

Don’t know + No answer

5.2

 

Q: Do you support the government’s stance of promoting the relocation of MCAS Futenma regardless of the results of the Nago mayoral election?

 

Yes

9.3

Generally yes

18.6

Generally no

10.7

No

56.5

Don’t know + No answer

4.9

 

Q: Do you support Governor Takeshi Onaga?

 

Yes

51.1

Generally yes

13.9

Generally no

15.7

No

13.4

Don’t know + No answer

5.9

 

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

 

Liberal Democratic Party (LDP or Jiminto)

21.3

Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan (CDPJ or Rikken Minshuto)

13.0

Party of Hope (Kibo no To)

2.5

Komeito (Komeito)

5.0

Democratic Party (DP or Minshinto)

1.1

Japanese Communist Party (JCP or Kyosanto)

6.6

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

1.2

Liberal Party (Jiyuto)

0.7

Social Democratic Party (SDP or Shaminto)

6.0

Okinawa Social Mass Party

3.7

Other political party or political group

0

None of the above

36.8

Don’t know + No answer

2.1

 

Polling methodology: This survey of Nago City voters was conducted on Jan. 28–29 on a computer-aided random digit dialing (RDD) basis. Responses were received from 505 persons (out of the 736 households with one or more eligible voters). The survey was conducted jointly by Ryukyu Shimpo, Okinawa Times, and Kyodo News. The data collected was shared among the three outlets, and the results were analyzed separately by each company.

 

 

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