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Kishida cabinet support rate drops to 33.1%, lowest since launch

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Why is this even news? The electorate of Japan, mainly old and conservative, will go out and vote for their feudal masters in the LDP whether they like them or not.

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Kishida, the PM who travels most from junket to junket using 2 Boring 777s polluting the planet.

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The survey called 519 randomly selected households with eligible voters on landline phones and 1,913 mobile phone numbers. It yielded responses from 420 households and 615 mobile phone users.

The real approval rate could be even lower since the landlines are more likely to be older, conservative, LDP voters and there was a much higher response from landlines. But the overall response rate suggests a large margin for error, which is of course never included in Japanese poll numbers, rendering them of limited use.

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Kishida's leadership has increasingly been called into question, marked in this survey by 30.2 percent of respondents asked when they want the prime minister to resign saying "as soon as possible."

I wonder if Kishida and company are genuinely puzzled by their low polls.

"I just signed a 29 trillion yen aid package to "protect the livelihoods of the Japanese people! Can I get any appreciation around here!"

https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20221028/p2g/00m/0bu/020000c

Of course it was just corporate welfare subsidies with the request wages rise to offset inflation and prices stabilize. As usual.

Or just shrugs knowing he does not in any way , shape or form serve the Japanese people.

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The real approval rate could be even lower since the landlines are more likely to be older, conservative, LDP voters and there was a much higher response from landlines.

They can also target specific areas when calling on landlines as well.

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Politicians are supposed to represent the people's will. This government contently does things the people are solidly against, including spending an obscene amount of tax money a politician's funeral.

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Fumio known as Mr.JTB?

numbers are fabricated real support may be some 3.31% for guy who talk over and do nothing.

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The Government appears to no longer represent the People.

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I wonder why? I mean, he just started working on things. Give him a few years to actually do something effective in your life. Vote for him again so he can do some work in the years ahead. He needs more time. Meetings. Agreements across the board. More meetings are needed. More and more meetings please.

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where come from the rate??? I never elected this money-printing button pusher.

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There are smart Japanese people who could drastically increase happiness of lives for the of Japanese people, but they are not part of the feudal nepotism family. So we have what we have numbskulls. Getting huge salaries for making everyone’s lives miserable.

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29.4 percent said they are willing to wait until his term as the head of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party ends in September 2024, while 23.6 percent said until after the Group of Seven summit to be hosted by Japan in Hiroshima in May next year.

What are those imbeciles thinking about?

Wait for what? Things to get even worse?

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Next !! Next LDP guy in line maybe will be Kono. More of the same.

nothing ever changes and Japan sinks further and further

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One reason little gets done in that country is that the people's patience with a given prime minister only lasts a year or so. It's become a habit of the electorate at this point to take a mandate away from a PM before long-term goals on which he was put into power can be developed. Scandals don't help his cause, but whoever the prime minister is or becomes, the chips are stacked against him before he gets started.

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The low approval rate won't change a thing when there is no organized and motivated opposition. That said we are now likely to witness Kishida's resignation before the next general election as bait and switch like they did with Suga and another "reshuffling". Wonder where will Also land this time.

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Poll's mean NOTHING, they are what they are just Poll's, or opinions with no true value.

Elections, Voting, and Ballot Boxes is what amtters.

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Let's see:

Abe's funeral

Moonies

Letting Japan be overrun by low-spending tourist

Nepotism by installing his son

Olympic corruption

Who is the 33% that supports this?

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Sorry, but with the results his new capitalism brought so far he can be very happy to have even any support rating above zero.

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If only the politicians took time to learn what the ordinary Japanese go through in their lives then things might change?

However, I see that the wealthy (in any country) get by with parsimonious, deceptive and mean behavior-the more they have,the more they want and complete selfishness becomes a way of life…

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It is the beginning of the new capitalism just wait for Kishida to move forward and raise consumption tax to 12% or higher to pay for the defense and welfare benefits.

Then it will plummet.

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Stagnation,corruption and nepotism...welcome to the LDP.

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Historically, with the exception of Koizumi’s popular cabinet, the support rate ALWAYS varies between not too good and not too bad. This article is just trying to stir up bad feelings, and we have seen so many like it: Kishida failed to do such and such, Kishida is unable to do such and such, Kishida’s cabinet ratings are plunging, etc., etc. ad nauseum. Well, cabinet approval rates will go up and down. THAT you can count on.

https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Cabinet-and-party-support-by-LDP-prime-minister-1960-2001-Source-Polling-data-is-from_fig1_231787933

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https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Cabinet-and-party-support-by-LDP-prime-minister-1960-2001-Source-Polling-data-is-from_fig1_231787933

Newsflash: it's not 2001 anymore...

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The Government appears to no longer represent the People.

When has it ever really done so here? The only party that ever seems to "represent" the people and work towards getting anything accomplished for them is Komeito.

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One day it's down, the next it's up, and now down again. I don't care about these numbers, I just want these guys out of office.

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They should do a simple poll on Japanese twitter.

Vote:

kishida:

good?

or

bad?

then tell us the numbers.

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ZorotoToday  10:56 am JST

https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Cabinet-and-party-support-by-LDP-prime-minister-1960-2001-Source-Polling-data-is-from_fig1_231787933

Newsflash: it's not 2001 anymore...

Newsflash, looking at historic approval ratings involves looking at ...duh ... history.

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I can’t believe he is two points lower than a world leader with reported dementia?

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No need to complain the survey or statistics behind. Of course those percentages are not strictly fix. 33.1% is the median of the confidence interval, and according to the data with 2432 people asked and 1035 responses from them, as written above , it means statistically that there’s a spread of about + - 1.9 to 2.5% Therefore the approval rate is not exactly 33.1% but only very highly probable between 35% and 31% or so.

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He doesn’t seem to do much other than follow abenomics. He’s been in charge a year and doesn’t seem to have any policies or beliefs other than paying homage to abe Shinzo..

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Only a fool will believe polls!

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Car-crash of a PM proves to be unpopular. Full story at 20:00!

Pretty much BAU in Japan...

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Asked what would be the most appropriate source of funds for increased defense spending, the top response was "spending cuts to the non-defense related budget" at 35.4 percent.

Amen! There is a glimmer of hope.

Japan spends 150 trillion yen on revenues of 65 trillion yen - absolutely slashing spending is the way any extra funds should be found.

Corporate tax increases and issuing government bonds were favored, at 22.4 percent and 13.2 percent, respectively.

22% fools. Japan has one of the highest corporate tax rates in the OECD and tepid wages. Hiking taxes on corporations when Japan needs better paying jobs would be the height of stupidity. That’s what the new Tory PM in the UK is going to do though, lol.

13% morons too. Keep binging till it’s all over huh.

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fxgaiNov. 29  11:19 pm JST

"Asked what would be the most appropriate source of funds for increased defense spending, the top response was "spending cuts to the non-defense related budget" at 35.4 percent."

Amen! There is a glimmer of hope.

I wouldn't get too excited about answers in an opinion poll except that those geriatric LDP fossils would sooner sell off bits of the country than touch the defense budget.

Japan spends 150 trillion yen on revenues of 65 trillion yen - absolutely slashing spending is the way any extra funds should be found.

What cuts should be made, specifically?

"Corporate tax increases and issuing government bonds were favored, at 22.4 percent and 13.2 percent, respectively."

22% fools. Japan has one of the highest corporate tax rates in the OECD and tepid wages. Hiking taxes on corporations when Japan needs better paying jobs would be the height of stupidity.

The LDP wouldn't dare do that. Individual politicians would be too scared of annoying corporate donors and vote-raisers to get behind it. However, there's no sign that they're doing anything else to get employers to raise wages.

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