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Public support for Abe improves

  • June 18, 2018
  • , Asahi, Yomiuri , Kyodo
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Asahi, Yomiuri, and Kyodo published the results of their latest opinion polls that showed improvement in public approval of Prime Minister Abe. Asahi put support for the Abe cabinet at 38%, up two points from last month, and nonsupport at 45%, up 1 point.  Yomiuri’s poll registered a three-point recovery in public support for the Abe cabinet at 45%, with nonsupport at 44%, down three points. According to Kyodo, support for the prime minister was 45%, up six points, whereas nonsupport stood at 43%, down seven points. Yomiuri attributed the improvement in public support of the premier to higher expectations for his diplomacy toward North Korea in the wake of the Trump-Kim summit, noting that respondents were still highly critical of his handling of domestic affairs, such as the Moritomo and Kake Gakuen scandals. 

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