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Polls point to public’s approval of cabinet reshuffle

  • September 16, 2019
  • , Asahi, Mainichi, Yomiuri, Sankei
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Monday’s Mainichi front-paged the results of its latest public opinion poll conducted over the weekend that put support for the new Abe cabinet at 50%, up 10 points from three months ago, and nonsupport at 28%, down 9 points. As more than six out of ten gave high marks to the appointment of Koizumi as environment minister, the daily attributed the rise in public approval of the premier to his decision to tap the popular junior lawmaker.


Surveys conducted by Asahi and Sankei pointed to a similar trend, with Asahi putting support at 48%, up 6 points from two months ago. According to the latest Sankei survey, approval was 51.7%, up 5 points from six weeks ago. 


However, Yomiuri’s latest poll put approval of the Abe cabinet at 53%, down 5 points from three weeks ago. Disapproval rose by five points to 35%. However, 46% said they approved of the latest cabinet reshuffle, while 34% said otherwise. 

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