Suga cabinet approval rating plunged by 11%p… Aftermath of controversy at academic conference

Yoshihide Suga’s approval rating for the Japanese cabinet fell sharply after a month in power. It is an analysis that the controversy over personnel at the Japanese academic conference had an effect.

As a result of a telephone poll conducted by the Nippon Keizai Shimbun (Nikkei) on the 26th and on TV Tokyo and 968 men and women over the age of 18 from the 23rd to 25th, the Suga cabinet approval rate fell 11 percentage points from the previous September survey, 63% It was counted as.

Seventy percent of the respondents said that the explanation for the failure of Suga to appoint a new member candidate recommended by the Japanese Academic Conference was “inadequate”.

Nikkei said, “In the second opinion poll after the new government was launched, the approval ratings of the cabinet are often falling,” said Nikkei. “When analyzing the survey after 2000, only the Koizumi regime and the second Abe regime rose.” However, he added, “The decline in the Suga cabinet approval rating is the third largest after the Mori Yoshiro regime (a decline of 19 percentage points) and the Kan Naoto regime (a decline of 14 percentage points).” The response rate of “do not support” the cabinet was 26%, up 9 percentage points from the previous time. As for the reason not to support, 23% of respondents, 10 percentage points more than the previous time, said “the policy is bad.” In particular, only 17% of respondents assessed that the government’s explanation on the issue of the academic conference was sufficient.

Prime Minister Suga rejected the appointment of six out of 105 nomination candidates recommended by the Japanese academic conference on the 1st. Since then, criticism has arisen that the government has intervened in personnel affairs, which’invaded the academic freedom and independence of academic conferences. In addition, the six people are known to have expressed their opposition to the Abe government policy, and controversy over the elimination of those who oppose the government policy is growing.


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