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More than 60% think GOJ will not be able to lift state of emergency for Tokyo area on 3/21

  • March 8, 2021
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TBS reported on the results of its opinion poll conducted over the weekend which found that public support for the Suga Cabinet rose 1.8 points from last month to 42.6%. Nonsupport dropped 2.7 points to 53.2%. This is reportedly the first increase in public support under the Suga administration. On the GOJ’s measures to fight COVID-19, 45% expressed support, while the same percentage expressed disapproval. Meanwhile, 74% welcomed the GOJ’s decision to extend the state of emergency for the Tokyo region, while 20% did not. When asked whether they think the GOJ will be able to lift the state of emergency for the Tokyo region on March 21, 66% said no, while 24% said yes. In addition, 66%, up 6 points from last month, said they wish to get vaccinated for COVID-19, while 27% said they don’t. 69% said they don’t think the vaccine rollout will proceed as scheduled. Concerning PM Suga’s explanation over a series of scandals involving his son, 71% expressed dissatisfaction. As for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, 28% said the games should be held as planned this summer, while 67% said they should be either postponed or cancelled.

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