Japan

Noda government approval slips further


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The government of Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda continues to fall in the opinion poll ratings according to a recent poll published by the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper.

The latest poll suggests that the disapproval rating for the current Cabinet has risen six percentage points to 57% since January. The approval rating of the governing Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) has also fallen, down nine points to 16%.

There is no great comfort for other parties in the poll, with 54% of those interviewed saying they didn’t support any political party; that is up from 45% in January. The main opposition party, the Liberal Democrat Party has remained the same at 17% of the vote, according to the survey.

The proposed consumption tax also continues to give Noda’s government a headache, with just 39% approving and 55% opposed.

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