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Public support for Suga Cabinet at 51.5%

  • February 22, 2021
  • , Fuji TV
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Fuji TV reported at noon on the results of its opinion poll conducted over the weekend, which found that public support for the Suga Cabinet fell 0.8 points from last month to 51.5% and nonsupport dropped 1.8 points to 43.2%. The network said while the GOJ’s measures against the new coronavirus and the issue of Prime Minister Suga’s son dining with Internal Affairs Ministry officials were negative factors, the support for the Cabinet was underpinned by the drop in the number of coronavirus cases and public expectations for COVID-19 vaccination. More than 70% said the appointment of former Olympics Minister Hashimoto as the new head of the Tokyo Olympics organizing committee was “appropriate,” and more than half expressed high expectations for new Olympics Minister Marukawa. However, the network said a large number of respondents voiced skepticism about the Tokyo Games, with many saying that there should only be Japanese spectators or none at all, adding that both Hashimoto and Marukawa will be forced to make tough decisions. Meanwhile, when asked who is the most suitable person to become the next prime minister, 22.4% chose Administrative Reform Minister Kono.

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