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Ruling LDP has highest pre-election support at 27%: poll

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I stand to attention and will vote for the Ruling LDP.

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The other parties are not taken seriously and need to press the reset button

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The "GOP" of Japan shall run the nation forever.

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Ruling LDP has highest pre-election support at 27%: poll

Anything below 50% is nothing for the party to be happy about.

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The poll found the largest share, 42 percent, picked measures to boost the economic recovery and cope with price rises as the most important issue in the election, with 79.6 percent saying the Kishida government has not taken adequate steps to curb rising living costs.

Despite 80 percent realizing the Emperor has no clothes and Kishida's pronouncements of "protecting people's livelihoods" are totally dissonant with the actual policies of QE basic income for financial institutions and subsidies to Japan Inc. ......the LDP still has the highest support.

Gerrymandered disproportionately weighted voting, paying off local cronies, and one party American supported dominance will do that.

Maybe South Korea passing Japan economically will be a big enough shock to the electorate to make them realize the LDP parasites have got to go.

Lock them up!

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Meet 100 people and only 27 of them like you, you have to at some point realise you have an obnoxious personality problem.

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They have enough "foreign" issues like China and the pandemic to gaslight the electorate for a comfortable victory at least for a few more election cycles.

But the opposition's lack of enthusiasm and the electorate's learned helplessness is the main issue here. They should be banging on every door, fighting tooth and nail for screen time in the media during the worst economic outlook of Japan since WW2, and exposing the rot in the government and LDP. They should be bringing politics to the people and making the youth vote for the first time in generations.

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Maybe South Korea passing Japan economically will be a big enough shock to the electorate to make them realize the LDP parasites have got to go.

It has already happened and should be leading the news programs and used as a hammer by the opposition parties to beat the LDP.

https://toyokeizai.net/articles/-/537393

Moreover, Korea, unlike Japan, has passed on the fruits of its growth to its workers. For the three decades from 1990 through 2020, the average Japanese worker enjoyed virtually no increase in annual real wages (not including benefits), whereas the pay of Korean workers doubled. Korean workers now enjoy higher real wages than their Japanese counterparts.

The truth hurts but the LDP will do everything in its power to distract and evade.

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I wouldn't be proud of anything as low as 27%.

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Cricky

Today 07:56 am JST

Meet 100 people and only 27 of them like you, you have to at some point realise you have an obnoxious personality problem.

Half of those 27 people merely put up with you, most of the others are senile and one or two of them are in on the scam.

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It’s not low for the LDP, it’s their highest before any pre election. That tells you everything about the expectations of the LDP by the voting age population.

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"They have enough "foreign" issues like China and the pandemic to gaslight the electorate for a comfortable victory at least for a few more election cycles."

Yep those" foreign issues " are perpetually manufactured to keep locals in fear of China,Russia, NK ( take your pick depending on season ) to ensure another "reason" to vote for the "safe"party.

Won,t be long now before the NK abductee families are rolled out in front of cameras either.

Japan,s political system is beyond repair. ( functional democracy? lol)

I stand to attention and will vote for the Ruling LDP."

But of course you will. Go go kenny.

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They're all the same "party"...

We'd be foolish to think there is another option at this point...

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If the poll says LDP is winning we don't need an election then.

Something like with Winter Olympics in Sapporo.

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another great "success"...

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In a nationwide telephone survey conducted on Saturday and Sunday, 27.3 percent of respondents said they will vote for the LDP led by Prime Minister Fumio Kishida when casting ballots for the proportional representation seats in the upper house.

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The poll also showed that 47.5 percent were in favor of revising the Constitution under Kishida's leadership. The LDP's plan on the revision includes the mention of the Self-Defense Forces in the Constitution to put an end to the debate over its constitutionality.

27.3 percent x 47.5 percent = 12.96 percent of the whole population want a revision of the Constitution.

Pretty much in-line with how "high" these figures always were...

Can we move to more pressing topics now?

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“May you never enjoy weed, may young people stay poor, may women never be truly equal and may the foreigners be locked out, may the yen fizzle LDP, LDP, LDP!!!”

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The "GOP" of Japan shall run the nation forever.

Of course! Duh! Did you think this country is a democracy?

I stand to attention and will vote for the Ruling LDP."

But of course you will. Go go kenny.

You know what they say old buddy. One born every minute.

May you never enjoy weed, may young people stay poor, may women never be truly equal and may the foreigners be locked out, may the yen fizzle LDP, LDP, LDP!!!”

Pretty much the LDP manifesto

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79·6% kishida government has not taken adequate steps to curb rising living costs

In actual fact what Kishida has done is to promote the rise in living costs by using the Ukraine crisis as an excuse to raise funding for more weapons .

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The Liberal Democratic Party is neither Liberal nor Democratic.

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BertieWoosterToday  08:21 am JST

I wouldn't be proud of anything as low as 27%.

As many of those people's votes may have twice the value of anyone else's due to rural over-representation I imagine the LDP will be perfectly satisfied with it.

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Glad to again see the Japan Innovation Party polling in second place.

Not sure how they will fix the massive hole Japan has dug itself into, but they have more of a clue than the other ms have demonstrated, and most importantly, a reformist bent.

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Glad to again see the Japan Innovation Party polling in second place.

what are you talking about??

The Japan Innovation Party on 27 March 2016 the party merged with the Democratic Party of Japan and Vision of Reform to form the Democratic Party (Minshintō) and THAT party split on 28 September 2017, before the 2017 general election, with many its members contesting the election as candidates for the Party of Hope, Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan or as party members without nomination. On 7 May 2018 the DP merged with the Party of Hope to form the Democratic Party for the People.

Japan Innovation Party - Wikipedia

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fxgaiToday  01:06 pm JST

Glad to again see the Japan Innovation Party polling in second place.

It's only 7.7%. I have no idea why you're glad.

Not sure how they will fix the massive hole Japan has dug itself into...

Simple answer, they won't. Not with only 7.7% support.

...but they have more of a clue than the other ms have demonstrated, and most importantly, a reformist bent.

Doesn't matter. They have clearly failed to make much of an impact if they are trailing the LDP by 20 points in the polls and are never going to get into government with anyone, unless it's in a coalition with the LDP who will pretty much ignore them.

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So, how is 27% approval rating something to be happy about? It is like saying I am very happy because I got a 27% on my test. I do not think so. A joke is more like it.

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Major media of Japan have become obedience to right-wing parties including LDP or their believers year by year.

yesterday, LDP famous politician repeated falsehood at TV debate program to criticize opposition party.

But, major media have ignored it.

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What a sad nation Japan has become.

Everyone has given up and accepts that the future will be bleak no matter what and given their caliber of politicians I can't blame them.

I first washed up on these shores just before the bubble burst.

At that time it was such a dynamic country and,in fact,an arrogant nation.

The World was its oyster and why not.

The Emperor's palace was worth more than the entire state of California.

It was truly an exceptional time.

However,after a generation of truly unexceptional MPs who only got their lauded positions by clinging on to their political dynasty coattails Japan has come to this.

A nation with a birthrate falling off a cliff,a national debt over ¥10,000,000 a person,an inward looking populace and and a backward looking parliament,a population with almost twice as many seniors as under-15s.

The LDP has royally messed up this country yet they are in front in the polls by a factor of 3 or 4.

I love Japan and its people,yet they seem to be like lemmings.

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It's only 7.7%. I have no idea why you're glad.

It is better that they are the second most popular party, than being the third of lower.

The trend is positive for this party, and not so for the other parties.

Simple answer, they won't. Not with only 7.7% support.

That was a simple answer, I grant you that. But how to get elected while telling truth to the voters is a tricky thing politically.

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I got 27% in a test once-it was a fail…

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fxgai

June 20 09:29 pm JST

"It's only 7.7%. I have no idea why you're glad."

It is better that they are the second most popular party, than being the third of lower.

Only marginally, and it won't matter if the (slightly) less popular parties have more candidates.

The trend is positive for this party, and not so for the other parties.

Really? I couldn't remember who their leader was until I checked, and apart from making a fuss about Diet members' perks I have no idea what they stand for or what they've achieved. I'm always on the lookout for parties that could give the LDP a kicking but since Kishida has turned out to be relatively inoffensive the conservatives who might otherwise have taken an interest are sticking with the LDP.

"Simple answer, they won't. Not with only 7.7% support."

That was a simple answer, I grant you that. But how to get elected while telling truth to the voters is a tricky thing politically.

Looks like they're no better at than the CDP or the Communists, who really should just stick to local politics.

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