The approval rating for Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's Cabinet fell 4.1 points from a month ago to a record-low 31.8%, while 65.1% of people said they don't want Suga to remain in his post, a Kyodo News survey showed Monday.

The disapproval rating rose 0.8 point to 50.6%, the highest level since the Suga Cabinet was launched last September, a sign of public discontent with the government's response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The previous lowest approval rating for a Cabinet since the Liberal Democratic Party returned to power in December 2012 was 35.8% in July 2017, when Shinzo Abe was still prime minister.