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Public support for Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda’s Cabinet has risen 2.6 percentage points from February to 31.6 percent, according to a Kyodo News poll released Tuesday.

But the telephone poll conducted Monday and Tuesday also showed 56.0 percent of the respondents are against the Noda administration’s plan to raise the consumption tax to 10 percent in stages, while 42.1 percent support the move. The number of respondents was not provided.

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