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Poll shows more support for GOJ’s response to pandemic

  • June 8, 2020
  • , Yomiuri, Nikkei
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Yomiuri front-paged the results of its latest poll that put support for the Abe administration’s handling of the novel coronavirus outbreak at 42%, up eight points from four weeks ago, and nonsupport at 49%, down nine points. However, almost 64% voiced dissatisfaction with the GOJ’s economic relief package centering on cash handouts of 100,000 yen for individuals and 2 million yen for small businesses. Only 27% felt otherwise. Cabinet approval was 40%, down 2 points, while disapproval amounted to 50%, up two points.


Nikkei’s survey found a similar trend. Some 46% approved of the GOJ’s response to the outbreak, up eight points from a month ago, while the same percentage disapproved of it, down nine points. Support for the cabinet dropped 11 points to 38%, whereas nonsupport rose nine points to 51%.

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