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Older voters support CDPJ, while younger ones opt for LDP

  • November 1, 2021
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Asahi reported on the results of a general election exit poll showing that almost one out of four people in their 60s and 70s voted for the largest opposition Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan in the proportional representation segment. The corresponding figures for those in their 50s and 40s were 20% and 17%, respectively.


In contrast, young people tended to opt for the LDP, with 42% of teenagers, 40% of people in their 20s, and 37% of those in their 30s supporting the ruling party. The corresponding figures for those in their 40s, 50s, and 60s were 35%, 35%, and 33%, respectively. The daily found, however, that the young generation’s endorsement of the LDP was not as strong this time as it was in the previous race. The corresponding figures from an exit poll after the last general election were 46% for teenagers, 47% for those in their 20s, and 39% for those in their 30s.

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