Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama said Monday the sharp dip in the public support rate for his administration, as shown in opinion polls over the weekend, means he must work harder.

Support for the Hatoyama team, which took power in September with an approval rate above 70 percent, has fallen to around 50 percent.

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