Cabinet’s approval rating still in 70s


The approval rating for the Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe remains high at 72.1 percent, up a point from the previous poll, a Kyodo News survey said Sunday.

The Cabinet’s approval rating has topped 70 percent three times since Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party returned to power in December.

The survey, conducted over the weekend, showed that 24.1 percent of those polled think their income will increase under the economic policies of the Abe administration, while 69.2 percent think their income won’t increase.