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Opinion poll & results from Asahi Shimbun

Questions & answers (%)

(Figures are rounded off. Some questions and answers have been omitted. Parenthesized figures are the results of the survey taken on April 16–17, 2022.)

 

Q: Do you support the Kishida Cabinet?

 

Yes

59(55)

No

26(29)

 

Q: Which political party do you support now?

 

Liberal Democratic Party (LDP or Jiminto)

40(38)

Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan (CDPJ or Rikken Minshuto)

4(6)

Nippon Ishin (Japan Innovation Party) (Nippon Ishin no Kai)

5(5)

Komeito (Komeito)

3(3)

Democratic Party for the People (DPFP or Kokumin Minshuto)

1(2)

Japanese Communist Party (JCP or Kyosanto)

1(3)

Reiwa Shinsengumi (Reiwa Shinsengumi)

1(1)

Social Democratic Party (SDP or Shaminto)

0(0)

NHK Party (NHK To)

0(0)

Other political party

0(1)

None of the above (NOTA)

38(36)

No answer (N/A) + Don’t know (D/K)

7(5)

 

Q: If you were to vote now in an Upper House election, which political party would you vote for in the proportional representation segment and which party’s candidates would you cast your ballot for? (Select only one response from the list below.)

 

Liberal Democratic Party (LDP or Jiminto)

42(41)

Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan (CDPJ or Rikken Minshuto)

10(12)

Nippon Ishin (Japan Innovation Party) (Nippon Ishin no Kai)

11(13)

Komeito (Komeito)

6(4)

Democratic Party for the People (DPFP or Kokumin Minshuto)

4(3)

Japanese Communist Party (JCP or Kyosanto)

3(5)

Reiwa Shinsengumi (Reiwa Shinsengumi)

2(3)

Social Democratic Party (SDP or Shaminto)

1(1)

NHK Party (NHK To)

0(0)

Other political party

2(2)

N/A+D/K

19(16)

 

Q: How interested are you in this summer’s Upper House election? (Select only one response from the list below.)

 

Very interested

16

Somewhat interested

46

Not very interested

28

Not interested at all

9

 

Q: In the upcoming Lower House race, do you think it would be good if the ruling parties increased the number of seats they hold, the opposition parties increased the number of seats they hold, or there were not much change from the number of seats the ruling parties and opposition parties hold now?

 

Ruling parties increase number of seats

20

Opposition parties increase number of seats

32

Not much change from the number of seats they hold now

40

 

Q: Would you like to see a major change take place in Japanese politics as a result of the Upper House election?

 

Yes

52

No

44

 

Q: Are you optimistic that the opposition parties will be able to rival the Liberal Democratic Party?

 

Yes

13

No

80

 

Q: Do you think that the opposition parties should engage in electoral cooperation and field joint candidates in order to rival the Liberal Democratic Party and Komeito in this summer’s Upper House election?

 

Yes

42

No

46

 

Q: Do you approve of the government’s handling of the novel coronavirus so far?

 

Yes

62(53)

No

32(42)

 

Q: Do you think that face masks should be worn even outdoors where adequate social distancing can be maintained?

 

Yes

42

No

55

 

Q: Are you hopeful about Prime Minister Kishida’s economic policies? 

 

Yes

34

No

56

 

Q: Do you approve of Prime Minister Kishida’s handling of the rise in commodity prices?

 

Yes

23(32)

No

66(53)

 

Q: Do you approve of Prime Minister Kishida’s handling of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine?

 

Yes

62(60)

No

27(28)

 

Q: Prime Minister Kishida has announced that Japan will phase out its imports of Russian oil. Do you approve of that?

 

Yes

70

No

21

 

Polling methodology: The survey was conducted on May 21–22, 2022, on a computer-aided random digit dialing (RDD) basis targeting voters nationwide with telephone calls placed by pollsters to landline and mobile phone numbers. Valid responses were received from a total of 1,432 persons, including 558 persons (out of 1,134 households found to have one or more eligible voters) for landline numbers and 874 persons (out of the 2,138 persons found to be eligible voters) for mobile numbers. The valid response rates were 49% for landline numbers and 41% for mobile numbers.

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