Fuji TV reported at noon on the results of its opinion poll conducted on Oct. 23 and 24 ahead of the upcoming general election, which showed that the LDP is certain to lose seats and may not be able to maintain a majority in the Lower House on its own. The network said the LDP, which had 276 seats in the 465-seat Lower House before the dissolution, is facing a tight race in major metropolitan areas, especially Osaka. Although the ruling party appears likely to maintain or even increase its proportional representation seats, it could lose about 40 seats in single-seat constituencies, making it uncertain whether it will be able to secure a majority of seats on its own. The network also said the Komeito party might not be able to secure its pre-election level of 29 seats given the tough races in some single-seat constituencies as well as the proportional representation segment. The network said that although the LDP and Komeito are likely to secure a combined majority of the seats in the lower chamber, they may not be able to reach an absolute stable majority of 261 seats. Meanwhile, the network said the CDPJ, which had 110 seats before the dissolution, may be able to increase its seats by about 30.