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Public support for Suga Cabinet drops to record low

  • May 10, 2021
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TBS reported at noon on the results of its opinion poll conducted over the weekend, which found that public support for the Suga Cabinet fell 4.4 points from last month to 40%, a record low since the launch of the Suga administration. Nonsupport rose 4.3 points to 57%. Asked about the government’s measures against the new coronavirus, 27% expressed approval and 63% expressed disapproval. However, 72% welcomed the government’s decision to extend the state of emergency for Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, and Hyogo and place Fukuoka and Aichi under the state of emergency, while 21% expressed disapproval. As many as 68%, up 7 points from last month, said they are tired of the state of emergency. On COVID-19 vaccines, 83% said they have high hopes but 73% said the government will not be able to finish vaccinating the elderly by the end of July. Concerning the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics slated for this summer, 37% said they should be canceled. Out of those who expressed support for holding the Tokyo Games, 20% said they should be held without spectators. On the possibility of amending the Constitution, 51% expressed support, while 32% felt otherwise. Meanwhile, respondents were split over whether the bill to revise the national referendum law should be passed during the current Diet session, with 39% expressing support and 41% expressing opposition.

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