October 15, 2018

Cabinet Approval Rating

Third time is the dis-charm?

Published monthly by JMA. Updated to the month of October 2018 (published on October 15th, 2018).

Recent data trend

By April 23, 6 out of 7 media we regularly track have published their polling results for April. In our average-measure, the Abe government has reached its lowest point in its popularity since its inception. After trimming the highest and the lowest of the poll results collected, the trimmed average of the approval rates fell to 34.0%. Conversely, The trimmed average of the disapproval rate hit the highest since at 51.3%.    While a falling approval rate is a bad news for Prime M...

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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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