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Public support for LDP rebounds to over 50% 

  • October 7, 2021
  • , Nikkei
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Nikkei wrote that 51% of respondents supported the LDP in its latest public opinion survey conducted following the launch of the Kishida cabinet on Monday. This is the first time in a year that support for the LDP exceeded 50%. According to the paper, the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan was supported by only 8% of pollees, and the gap in support between the LDP and largest opposition party, 43 points, was the largest since 2002. The paper wrote that despite the increase in support for the party, LDP lawmakers are not optimistic about their prospects in the general election slated for later this month because public support for the Kishida cabinet, at 59%, was not as high as they had expected, and cabinet support indicates nonaffiliated voters’ support for LDP policies. 

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