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MNI BRIEF: PM Kishida Approval Rating Drops To New Low - Press

(MNI) Tokyo

The approval rating of Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's cabinet plunged to a new low at 30%, slipping 3 percentage points from October, in the latest poll by Nikkei and TV Tokyo, the Nikkei reported on Monday.

The 30% approval rating is the lowest of Kishida's time in office, which began in October 2021. It is also the lowest since his Liberal Democratic Party regained power in 2012 with Shinzo Abe's second stint as prime minister.

Respondents expressing disapproval of the cabinet climbed 3 points from last month's poll to 62% -- the highest dating back to the LDP's return. Bad policies topped the reasons for disapproval of the cabinet at 50%, followed by lack of leadership at 36%.

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