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Abe cabinet's support rate falls to 35.8%

2017-07-17 09:35:40       source:Japan Today

July 17, 2017

The approval rating for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet has fallen 9.1 points from June to 35.8 percent, the lowest level since Abe commenced his second stint as premier in 2012, a Kyodo News poll showed Sunday.

In the nationwide telephone survey conducted Saturday and Sunday, 77.8 percent of respondents said they were not convinced by the government's denial of claims that Abe used his influence to secure the approval of a new department at a university run by a close friend.

The disapproval rating for Abe's cabinet stood at 53.1 percent, up 10 points from June. Among those who expressed disapproval, 51.6 percent said the prime minister cannot be trusted, up 9.7 points.

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