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Approval rate for Abe cabinet marks sharpest fall in 2 years

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Tired of these meaningless,pointless,monthly blow by blow "approval"rating of Dear Leader.Does it really matter and no election coming up anyway.

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Did they call the ldp district? These numbers are still way too high given the vitriol I've been reading online. People are genuinely pissed at the gross incompetence.

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And in about three weeks or so we will see another report that says the Abe cabinet's popularity has sky rocketed to the highest since whenever. It's all pointless until we are close to an election.

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These numbers are still way too high given the vitriol I've been reading online. People are genuinely pissed at the gross incompetence.

I agree. everyone I've talked to is genuinely pissed off.

And in about three weeks or so we will see another report that says the Abe cabinet's popularity has sky rocketed to the highest since whenever. It's all pointless until we are close to an election.

Even if we are close to an election, there is so much ambivalence that the majority of people will continue to just not show up to vote. Meanwhile the right wing will be there for Abe guns blazing. That's how it is.

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Heart breaking story

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Even if we are close to an election, there is so much ambivalence that the majority of people will continue to just not show up to vote. Meanwhile the right wing will be there for Abe guns blazing. That's how it is.

Aly....indeed brother , this is the sad truth here.

The handling of the virus could become a major election issue ( remember how nasty LDP was to Kan during  the 3/11 and Dai ichi meltdown ) , however I bet Abe will do his best to find a way to present LDP as the only ones competent enough to handle this scenario as far removed from truth as it is.

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Ratings, shmatings - nothing will change until the elites are removed from office...and kept out!

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Japan’s economy is on the brink of a recession.

There is no real effective economic stimulus in progress.

Household consumption is down, supply chains are locking up, travel restrictions in place and the unknown effects of a pandemic have yet to be felt.

2020 is not looking good...

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...and not threatening his re-election chances in the least...

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Mr. Goldifish abe.

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This guy is the biggest American puppet, even way more than Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage. He will not be out of power unless the American masters want it. However, the Japanese people can have the option to remove Shinzo Abe but they don't.

There is no hope for Japan as long as the LDP is in charge.

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Many difficult issues in world economy, only in Japan the nuclear plants disaster still going on, the natural calamities of typhoons/floods/earthquakes intensely coming year by year, this momentum of panic from COVID-19 and presence of DT to be re-elected. Hmm, not a surprise up-to-date consensus...It isn't this Abe cabinet to be approved by rate but disapproval rate for Abe scandals never being disclosed , not a correct rate to any sane citizen.

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Luckily, Japan doesn't start wars to guarantee an election.

Abe will rally old people support by bringing up NK abductions/Olympics and blaming foreigners for all their problems. "Nationalism---just like momma use to make!"

Also, there is the phenomenon that voters don't want to lose when voting, so they will not necessarily choose the best candidate for themselves. If feels like a waste of time to sit in line then your candidate loses.

So, they vote like they are betting at the race track. Unless it is a local election that is highly publicized like in Okinawa, Japanese people who vote choose people they think will win because most of the candidates don't have any real policies or stand for anything in particular, and voters don't expect much will change. That usually means the incumbents of the majority party will win.

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Shot those arrows, achieved inside and outside results... basically no change of what has been by view from theinside.

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At last the normal Japanese can see. But it had always being like this in japan cyronisum, It is time for change.

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Its time for Abe to impose new export control on Korea. The last one was phenomenally successful and it boosted Abe's approval rate. Besides, Japan stopped the flow of critical weapon components to North Korea! If Japan does it again, the rest of the world will look up to Japan for handling both Koreas in firm but fair hands. And the approval rate will go up.

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we got few political spin masters here.

you can spin politics, export/import, N.Korea, and etc.

can you masters spin this virus?

I didn't thinks so

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Abe has been so focused on changing the Constitution vs his real government job. Time to go OUT, we know an Obama administration when we see one and so far it has gone that way with hot air coming out from Abe. Seriously how many meetings on "cherry blossoms" like other pressing urgent matters are not that important? Please.

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I wonder what's happened to Abe's online supporters - I would have thought that a discussion thread like this might attract one or two of them, not to mention a dozen or so down suspicious votes for every critical comment. I suppose it must get awfully hard defending him when he gives them so little to work with, so perhaps they've got fed up and called it quits.

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 I suppose it must get awfully hard defending him when he gives them so little to work with, so perhaps they've got fed up and called it quits.

I wish Trump supporters would take the hint too.But they're real stubborn defending him more than their own family members.

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Taxes are going up as the economy is going down.

It's a bad combination.

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stormcrowToday  09:39 am JST

Taxes are going up as the economy is going down.

It's a bad combination.

None of that really matters to Abe and the LDP though - by making sure their over-represented supporters are looked after election victory is guaranteed so there's no incentive to actually do a good job. They might try to pull their fingers out if there's any sign of masses of people turning out to vote for a unified, energised opposition party with a leader who makes Abe look like the mediocre lightweight he really is, but there's no chance of that happening,

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