The approval rating for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet got a huge boost this month, jumping nearly seven points to 60.7 percent, a monthly nationwide telephone survey shows.

The sharp uptick is the first time the support rate has topped 60 percent in a Kyodo News poll since October 2013, when it reached 60.7 percent. The survey was conducted Saturday and Sunday.

While the jump certainly improves on the 53.9 percent support rate logged in October, the Cabinet's disapproval rating also fell, to 30.4 percent from 33.2 percent.