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Abe’s support rate continues to slide

  • April 2, 2018
  • , Yomiuri , Kyodo
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Today’s Yomiuri front-paged the results of its latest public opinion poll that put support for the Abe cabinet at 42%, down six points from a month ago, and nonsupport at 50%, up 8 points. The approval rate dropped for two consecutive months apparently because of strong public dissatisfaction with the administration’s handling of the document-tampering scandal involving the Finance Ministry. Abe’s popularity reportedly plunged especially among voters aged 18 to 39. However, Kyodo’s latest survey put support for the Abe administration at 42%, up 3.7 points from last month and nonsupport at 47.5%, down 0.7 points. According to the Yomiuri survey, some 62% said the Abe administration should be “cautious” in seeking a summit between Prime Minister Abe and DPRK leader Kim Jong Un.

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