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.