Abe Cabinet Sees Highest Disapproval Since 2012

Abe Cabinet sees highest disapproval since 2012

An NHK poll shows that the disapproval rate for Prime Minister Abe Shinzo's Cabinet is at its highest since the launch of his second administration in December 2012.

The survey was conducted over the weekend. More than 1,200 people responded.

The Cabinet approval rate fell one point from last month to 36 percent, while the disapproval rate rose 4 points to 49 percent.

Of those who support the Cabinet, 58 percent said it seems better other ministerial lineups, while 19 percent said it represents political parties they support.

Of those who disapprove, 44 percent said they don't trust Abe and 27 percent said they don't expect much from the Cabinet's policies.

On the coronavirus outbreak, 75 percent said it has made them worried very much or to some extent.

Asked about the government's response to the outbreak, 51 percent gave a positive assessment, while 47 percent gave a negative view.

Regarding anxiety over a second wave of infections, a total of 86 percent said they are concerned.