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OPINION POLLS

Opinion poll & results from Asahi Shimbun

Questions & answers (%)

(Figures are rounded off. Some questions and answers have been omitted. Parenthesized figures are the results of the survey taken on June 22–23, 2019.)

 

Q: Do you support the Abe cabinet?

 

Yes

42(45)

No

34(33)

 

Q: Which political party do you support now? Please give the name of the party.

 

Liberal Democratic Party (LDP or Jiminto)

34(37)

Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan (CDPJ or Rikken Minshuto)

6(5)

Democratic Party for the People (DPFP or Kokumin Minshuto)

1(1)

Komeito (Komeito)

4(3)

Japanese Communist Party (JCP or Kyosanto)

5(3)

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

2(2)

Social Democratic Party (SDP or Shaminto)

1(0)

Party of Hope (Kibo no To)

0(0)

Reiwa Shinsengumi (Reiwa Shinsengumi)

1(0)

Other political party

1(1)

None of the above (NOTA)

33(38)

No answer (N/A) + Don’t know (D/K)

12(10)

 

Q: The House of Councillors will hold an election this summer. If you were to vote now, which political party or which political party’s candidate would you vote for in the proportional representation segment?

 

Liberal Democratic Party (LDP or Jiminto)

35(40)

Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan (CDPJ or Rikken Minshuto)

12(13)

Democratic Party for the People (DPFP or Kokumin Minshuto)

2(3)

Komeito (Komeito)

6(6)

Japanese Communist Party (JCP or Kyosanto)

6(5)

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

6(6)

Social Democratic Party (SDP or Shaminto)

2(1)

Reiwa Shinsengumi (Reiwa Shinsengumi)

1(1)

Other political party

1(2)

N/A + D/K

29(23)

 

Q: How closely are you following this summer’s Upper House election?

 

Very closely

18(18)

Somewhat closely

45(42)

Not very closely

24(31)

Not closely at all

11(8)

 

Q: Which do you think is more important for Japan’s current politics?

 

The ruling bloc has stable power

       36

The opposition bloc has more power

       43

 

Q: Article 96 of the Constitution requires a concurring vote of two-thirds or more of all the members of the House of Representatives and the House of Councillors in order for the Diet to propose amendments to the Constitution and submit those amendments to the people for ratification. Do you think it’s better for the ruling LDP and Komeito and pro-amendment Nippon Ishin (Japan Innovation Party) to secure more than two-thirds of the seats in the upcoming Upper House election?

 

Yes

      37

No

      40

 

Q: It has been six and a half years since the launch of the second Abe cabinet. To what extent do you approve of Prime Minister Abe’s achievements?

 

Very much

9

Somewhat

54

Not very much

24

Not at all

11

 

Q: Are you in favor of or opposed to raising the consumption tax rate to 10% this October as scheduled?

 

In favor

42(43)

Opposed

52(51)

 

Q: Do you think the Abe administration has made sufficient efforts to reform the pension system?

 

Yes

22

No

62

 

Q: The Abe administration has tightened controls on the export of semiconductor materials to South Korea. Do you think these measures are reasonable?

 

Yes

 56

No

21

 

Q: Prime Minister Abe has decided to abide by a court ruling ordering the government to compensate former leprosy patients’ families and not to appeal the ruling. Do you approve of his decision?

 

Yes

77

No

10

 

 

Polling methodology: The survey was conducted on July 13–14, 2019, on a computer-aided random digit dialing (RDD) basis of voters nationwide with telephone calls placed by pollsters to landline and mobile phone numbers. Valid responses were received from a total of 1,001persons, including 517 persons (out of 1,059 households found to have one or more eligible voters) for landline numbers and 484 persons (out of the 1,034 persons found to be eligible voters) for mobile numbers. The valid response rates were 49% for landline numbers and 47% for mobile numbers.

 

 

 

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