Nikkei Shimbun January 2010 Emergency Telephone Opinion Poll (10-02)

Nikkei Shimbun January 2010 Emergency Telephone Opinion Poll

Dates Conducted
January 26 and 27, 2010

Methodology
Nationwide poll. See below for age and gender breakdown.

Key Issues

  • Support for the Hatoyama Cabinet
  • Ozawa and the undeclared land purchase scandal
  • Japan-U.S. relationship
  • House of Councillors election

Link to Original Source
http://www.nikkei-r.co.jp/phone/results/popup/y201001a.html

Disclaimer
The Mansfield Foundation is responsible for the translation of this Nikkei Shimbun poll, subject to the Mansfield Foundation Terms of Use

 

Survey

*All numbers are percentages

*Numbers in parentheses are the total number of respondents

Q1.  Do you support or not support the Hatoyama cabinet? (N=886)

Support 39
Do not support 42
Cannot say/Do not know 20

 

SQ1.  [For those who answered “Cannot say”/”Do not know”] Which of the following is closest to your feelings? (N=176)

Support 34
Do not support 27
Cannot say/Do not know 39

 

[Total (combined) approval rating (N=886)]

Support 45
Do not support 47
Cannot say/Do not know 8

 

SQ2.  [For those who answered “Support”] What are the reasons you support the cabinet?  Please choose all that apply from the following seven answers: (N=402)

Because it is a DPJ cabinet 39
Because it has good policies 24
Because it is internationally minded 7
Because it has good leadership 7
Because it is stable 4
Because of the trustworthy character of its members 22
Because it is politically clean 10
Other 11
Cannot say/Do not know 13

 

SQ3.  [For those who answered “Do not support”] What are the reasons you do not support the cabinet?  Please choose all that apply from the following seven answers: (N=415)

Because it is a DPJ cabinet 20
Because its policies are bad 28
Because it is not internationally minded 22
Because of its lack of leadership 59
Because it is not stable 39
Because its members are not trustworthy 24
Because it is not clean politically 13
Other 4
Cannot say/Do not know 4

 

Q2.  Which political party do you currently support?  Please choose only one. (N=886)

Democratic Party ofJapan 36
Liberal Democratic Party 17
NewKomeito 3
JapanCommunist Party 3
Social Democratic Party 1
The People’s New Party 0
Your Party 2
KaikakuClub 0
The New Party ofJapan 0
Other political party 1
Do not favor any political party 31
Cannot say/Do not know 6

 

SQ1.  [For those who answered “Do not support any party” or “Cannot say/Do not know”] If you had to name one, which political party would you favor? (N=331)

Democratic Party ofJapan 16
Liberal Democratic Party 19
NewKomeito 1
JapanCommunist Party 2
Social Democratic Party 2
The People’s New Party 0
Your Party 7
KaikakuClub 0
The New Party ofJapan 0
Other political party 0
Do not favor any political party 39
Cannot say/Do not know 14

 

[Support + Preferred Parties (N=886)]

Democratic Party ofJapan 42
Liberal Democratic Party 24
NewKomeito 3
JapanCommunist Party 4
Social Democratic Party 2
The People’s New Party 0
Your Party 5
KaikakuClub 0
The New Party ofJapan 0
Other political party 1
Do not favor any political party 15
Cannot say/Do not know 5

 

Q3.  Although it appears that the national and prefectural debt will be the largest ever, Prime Minster Hatoyama has stated “the consumption tax will not be raised in four years.”  What are you thoughts on the prime minster’s statement? (N=886)

For 48
Against 38
Neither 8
Cannot say/Do not know 7

 

Q4.  In regards to a controversial land purchase made by DPJ Secretary Ichiro Ozawa’s fund management group, Mr. Ozawa himself has been summoned for questioning by the Tokyo District Public Prosecutor’s Office.  Following the interview, Mr. Ozawa participated in a press conference and stated that he was not involved with the incident.  Can you accept or not accept Mr. Ozawa’s explanation? (N=886)

Accept 7
Not accept 83
Neither 5
Cannot say/Do not know 6

 

Q5.  Do you think Mr. Ozawa should continue as secretary of the DPJ? (N=886)

Should continue 22
Should resign 65
Neither 6
Cannot say/Do not know 7

 

SQ1.  [For those who answered “Should resign”] Do you think Mr. Ozawa should resign as a member of the Diet? (N=576)

Should resign 61
Should not resign 30
Neither 5
Cannot say/Do not know 4

 

Q6.  Do you think Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama has dealt with Mr. Ozawa’s problem appropriately or not appropriately? (N=886)

Appropriately 20
Not appropriately 69
Neither 4
Cannot say/Do not know 7

 

Q7.  Beginning with the U.S. base realignment on Okinawa , there are problematic issues within Japan-U.S. relations.  What are your thoughts on the current Japan-U.S. relationship? (N=886)

Going well 2
No change yet 21
A little anxiety 47
A lot of anxiety 20
Other 1
Cannot say/Do not know 8

Total percentage feeling anxious: 67

 

Q8.  In this year’s House of Councillors election which party or which candidate’s party will you vote for?  Please choose one from the following: (N=886)

Democratic Party ofJapan 31
Liberal Democratic Party 23
NewKomeito 3
JapanCommunist Party 5
Social Democratic Party 2
The People’s New Party 1
Your Party 8
KaikakuClub 0
The New Party ofJapan 0
Other political party 1
Have not decided yet 15
Will not vote 1
Cannot say/Do not know 10

 

Q9.  In the future, which politician would you like to see demonstrate greater influence over Japanese politics?  Please choose one from the following: (N=886)

YukioHatoyama 8
KatsuyaOkada 8
Ichiro Ozawa 2
NaotoKan 7
SeijiMaehara 14
AkiraNagatsuma 5
SadakazuTanigaki 2
ShigeruIshiba 5
NobuteruIshihara 6
YoichiMasuzoe 26
Other 3
Cannot say/Do not know 15

 

Polling Information

F1. Gender (Determined by the polltaker) (N=886)

Male 45
Female 55
Unknown 0

 

F2.  How old are you? (N=886)

20s 5
30s 15
40s 16
50s 16
60s 24
70 years old or older 23
Refused to answer 2

Average Age: 56.0 years

 

F3. What is your occupation? (N=886)

Agriculture, forestry and fisheries 4
Employee (company or governmental employee, teacher, etc.) 38
Self-owned business, self-employed (including a homemaker) 13
Full-time housewife (without job only) 21
Student 1
Unemployed 22
Refused to answer 2

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