Asahi Shimbun June 2010 Public Opinion Poll – Third in a Series on the House of Councillors Election
June 26 and 27, 2010
June 28, 2010 (Morning edition of the Asahi Shimbun).
The poll was conducted by telephone on June 26 and 27 with voters from across Japan, whose telephone numbers were selected by a computer at random. Subjects were selected using a three-stage random sampling method (the Asahi RDD). The total number of those polled was 1,699, with 1,023 responses and a 60% response rate. Decimals were rounded up. The numbers in ( ) are the results from a poll conducted on June 19 and 20, 2010. Questions that appear frequently such as cabinet support rates will be posted at a later date at one time.
- House of Councillors election
- Increase in consumption tax
Q1. Are you for or against raising the consumption tax?
Q2. Is the increase in consumption tax issue the biggest election issue for you or are there other additional issues that you consider bigger?
|Biggest election issue||19%|
|There are other additional issues that are bigger||71%|
Q3. Do you approve or not approve of Prime Minister Kan’s explanation and actions regarding the hike in consumption tax?
|Do not approve||50%|
Q4. Under the Kan cabinet, how much progress do you think will be made in efforts to reduce financial waste?
|Will greatly progress||2%|
|Will somewhat not progress||46%|
|Will not progress||5%|
Q5. As a whole, when comparing the DPJ and LDP side-by-side, which party do you think is more committed to reform?