Most of the Liberal Democratic Party's candidates for the July 21 House of Councilors election favor revising the postwar Constitution — the goal of their leader, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, a poll indicates.

Of those planning to run on the LDP ticket, 97.1 percent said the Constitution should be revised. None of them said the 1946 charter should not be amended, the Kyodo News poll found. No margin of error was given.

But only 63.6 percent of those who plan to run for New Komeito, the LDP's junior coalition partner, think the Constitution should be revised, compared with 27.3 percent who believe it shouldn't.