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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 July 13–14, 2019.)

 

Q: Do you support the Abe cabinet?

 

Yes

42(42)

No

35(34)

 

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

 

Liberal Democratic Party (LDP or Jiminto)

34(34)

Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan (CDPJ or Rikken Minshuto)

10(6)

Democratic Party for the People (DPFP or Kokumin Minshuto)

1(1)

Komeito (Komeito)

5(4)

Japanese Communist Party (JCP or Kyosanto)

4(5)

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

4(2)

Social Democratic Party (SDP or Shaminto)

1(1)

Party of Hope (Kibo no To)

0(0)

Reiwa Shinsengumi (Reiwa Shinsengumi)

1(1)

Party to Protect the People from NHK (NHK kara Kokumin wo Mamoru To)

0(-)

Other political party

1(1)

None of the above (NOTA)

30(33)

No answer (N/A) + Don’t know (D/K)

9(12)

 

Q: Did you vote in the latest Upper House election? If you did, which political party or which political party’s candidate did you vote for in the proportional representation segment?

 

Liberal Democratic Party (LDP or Jiminto)

24

Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan (CDPJ or Rikken Minshuto)

12

Democratic Party for the People (DPFP or Kokumin Minshuto)

2

Komeito (Komeito)

6

Japanese Communist Party (JCP or Kyosanto)

6

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

5

Social Democratic Party (SDP or Shaminto)

1

Reiwa Shinsengumi (Reiwa Shinsengumi)

2

Party to Protect the People from NHK (NHK kara Kokumin wo Mamoru To)

1

Other political party

2

Didn’t vote

30

N/A + D/K

9

 

Q: The voter turnout for the latest Upper House election was the second lowest ever at 48%. Why do you think the rate was so low?

 

Because there are no candidates or parties people want to vote for

17

Because people think casting a ballot won’t change politics

43

Because people are not interested in politics

32

 

Q: As a result of the latest election, pro-constitutional amendment forces that include the LDP, Komeito, and Nippon Ishin no Kai, failed to maintain the two-thirds majority necessary for the Diet to initiate procedures for revising the supreme law. Do you think this was a good thing?

 

Yes

       43

No

       26

 

Q: In response to the results of the latest election, PM Abe said he wants to amend the Constitution during his term as LDP president. Are you in favor of or opposed to constitutional amendment under the Abe government?

 

In favor

      31

Opposed

      46

 

Q: Which policies do you want Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to put the highest priority on?

 

Economic conditions and employment

   17

Social security, including pensions

38

Education and child-rearing

23

Diplomacy and national security

14

Constitutional revision

3

 

Q: Are you hopeful or concerned about the policies to be promoted by Abe?

 

Hopeful

32

Concerned

55

 

Q: Abe’s term as LDP president will expire in about two years. How long do you want Abe to continue serving as Prime Minister?

 

Beyond the end of his term

15

Until the end of his term

56

Don’t want him to continue serving as Prime Minister

25

 

Q: Do you think the opposition parties should merge into one party as much as possible to vie with the ruling bloc? Or do you think it’s better for them to cooperate as separate parties?

 

Should merge into one party

 37

Should cooperate as separate parties

50

 

 

 

Polling methodology: The survey was conducted from the evening of July 22 to the night of July 23, 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 1,069persons, including 541 persons (out of 1,033 households found to have one or more eligible voters) for landline numbers and 528 persons (out of the 1,120 persons found to be eligible voters) for mobile numbers. The valid response rates were 52% for landline numbers and 47% for mobile numbers.

 

 

 

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