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Opinion poll & results from Asahi Shimbun

  • September 4, 2020
  • , Asahi , p. 4
  • JMH Translation

Questions & answers (%)

(Figures are rounded off. Some questions and answers have been omitted. Parenthesized figures are the results of the survey taken on July 18–19, 2020.)

 

Q: Which political party do you support now?

 

Liberal Democratic Party (LDP or Jiminto)

40(30)

Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan (CDPJ or Rikken Minshuto)

3(5)

Democratic Party for the People (DPFP or Kokumin Minshuto)

1(1)

Komeito (Komeito)

2(3)

Japanese Communist Party (JCP or Kyosanto)

3(2)

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

1(2)

Social Democratic Party (SDP or Shaminto)

0(1)

Party of Hope (Kibo no To)

0(0)

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

0(0)

Reiwa Shinsengumi (Reiwa Shinsengumi)

0(1)

Other political party

1(0)

None of the above (NOTA)

41(47)

No answer (N/A) + Don’t know (D/K)

8(8)

 

Q: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has announced he will resign. How do you regard his seven years and eight months in office? (Select only one.)

 

Very highly

17

Somewhat highly

54

Not very highly

19

Not highly at all

9

 

Q: Which of Prime Minister Abe’s policies do you regard highly? (Select only one.)

 

Economy

24

Social security

14

Foreign affairs and security

30

Constitutional amendment

5

I do not regard any of Prime Minister Abe’s policies highly

22

 

Q: Has trust in politics changed under the Abe administration?

 

Increased

18

Decreased

21

Remained unchanged

59

 

Q: Do you think Prime Minister Abe has demonstrated leadership in preventing the spread of the new coronavirus?

 

Yes

41

No

49

 

Q: Who do you think would be appropriate to serve as the next prime minister? (Select only one.)

 

Shigeru Ishiba

25

Fumio Kishida

5

Yoshihide Suga

38

No one on this list

28

 

Q: Do you think the next prime minister should continue the policies of the Abe administration?

 

Yes

45

No

42

 

Q: What do you think the next prime minister needs most? (Select only one.)

 

Policies and principles

15

Ability to coordinate diverse views

11

Leadership

37

Fairness and integrity

32

 

Q: The LDP presidential election, which will in effect select the next prime minister, will be a vote by the LDP’s Diet members and the representatives of the LDP’s prefectural chapters. It will not include a vote by rank-and-file party members nationwide. Do you think this method of electing the prime minister is good?

 

Yes

30

No

60

 

Q: The terms of the current Lower House members expire in October next year. When do you think the Lower House should be dissolved and a general election held?

 

Within this year

23

Next year

68

 

Polling methodology: The survey was conducted from the evening of Sept. 2 through the night of Sept. 3, 2020, on a computer-aided random digit dialing (RDD) basis targeting voters nationwide with telephone calls placed by pollsters to landline and mobile phone numbers. Valid responses were received from a total of 1,130 persons, including 534 persons (out of 1,028 households found to have one or more eligible voters) for landline numbers and 596 persons (out of the 1,096 persons found to be eligible voters) for mobile numbers. The valid response rates were 52% for landline numbers and 54% for mobile numbers.

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