February, 2019

Cabinet Approval Rating

Japanese public continues to support Abe in 2019

Published monthly by JMA. Updated to the month of February 2019 (published on February, 2019).

Recent data trend

By February 25, all the seven major-polls we track regularly have published their polling results for February. In our trimmed average measure, the approval rate of the Abe government deteriorated slightly from 46.1% in January to 45.7% in February. Conversely, the disapproval rate rose from 37.8% to 39.6% in the same period. In 2018, PM Abe once again demonstrated his political invulnerability. The cronyism scandal in which the government awarded a special license to open a veterinary sc...

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Brief Overview

Our Cabinet Approval Rate and Disapproval Rate are based on polling results of the following 7 media organizations: Yomiuri Newspaper, Mainichi Newspaper, Asahi Newspaper, Kyodo News, Nikkei Newspaper,  NHK, and NTV. We produce simple average and trimmed average of their polling results for each month. For the trimmed average, we exclude the highest and the lowest from the poll results and take the average of the rest. Our series starts from January 2013. Prime Minister formed his cabinet at the end of 2012.

For individual polling results, please see below links for reporting on polling results in Japanese by each media. As far as we know, none of the media have a dedicated page for polling results in English.

Yomiuri Newspaper
Mainichi Newspaper
Asahi Newspaper
Nikkei Newspaper
Kyodo News

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