Public support for Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's Cabinet edged up to 18.7% in May, a Jiji Press opinion poll showed Thursday.

The approval rate rose 2.1 percentage points from April, when it hit the lowest level since he took office in October 2021.

The disapproval rate for the Kishida Cabinet fell 3.8 points to 55.6%, while 25.8% of respondents said they "do not know."