/ Jan 13, 2015

Hollande wins top marks for crisis handling — for now

Somber, genuinely moved and attuned to the mood of the people, President Francois Hollande is set for a popularity boost after getting rare top marks from local media and analysts for his handling of France's worst attacks in decades. But there is no guarantee ...

Cabinet slugged by angry voters

/ Jul 3, 2014

Cabinet slugged by angry voters

The Cabinet's approval rating slipped 4.3 points after its decision Tuesday to adopt a new defense posture for the nation by reinterpreting the Constitution. In the telephone poll by Kyodo News on Tuesday and Wednesday, the approval rating for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet stood ...

Support rate for Abe Cabinet rises to 63.3%: Kyodo poll

/ Oct 2, 2013

Support rate for Abe Cabinet rises to 63.3%: Kyodo poll

The approval rating for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet stands at 63.3 percent, up from 61.8 percent last month, a Kyodo News survey showed Wednesday, despite the government's recent decision to raise the politically sensitive sales tax. In the latest survey, 53.3 percent of respondents ...

/ Aug 25, 2013

Support for Abe's Cabinet climbs to 57.7% in latest poll

The public approval rating for the Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has climbed to 57.7 percent, up slightly from 56.2 percent in July, a survey said Sunday. The Cabinet's disapproval rating meanwhile fell to 25.6 percent, down from 31.7 percent the previous month, it ...