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Poll: Nearly 50% opposed lifting state of emergency

  • March 22, 2021
  • , TV Asahi
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TV Asahi reported at noon on the results of its opinion survey conducted over the weekend, which found that 49% of respondents expressed opposition to the GOJ’s lifting of the state of emergency for the Tokyo region on Sunday, while 38% expressed support. Public support for the Suga Cabinet edged up 0.4 points from last month to 36.6%, while nonsupport fell 2.3 points to 38.7%. On the GOJ’s measures against the new coronavirus, 36% expressed support. On the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, 27% said they should be held in July, while two-thirds called for another postponement or cancellation. In addition, 39% said the Olympic torch relay should be held as planned. When asked when the Lower House should be dissolved for a snap election, 10% said “as soon as possible,” 7% said “around June before the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics,” and 78% said “October when the four-year term of the Lower House members ends.” When asked who should be the next LDP leader, 21% chose Administrative Reform Minister Kono, 18% favored former LDP Secretary General Ishiba, and 11% picked Environment Minister Koizumi.

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