More than half of Japanese people want Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to resign as soon as possible, according to a survey published by the Mainichi newspaper.
According to the survey, 51% of respondents are in favor of Kishida resigning as soon as possible. Only 12% see him as prime minister “for as long as possible.” Another 25% believe that Kishida should leave his post next fall, when the party will elect its head.
The cabinet reshuffles made by Kishida did not affect the deplorable figures of his rating – it froze at the lowest level of 25%. This is one percentage point lower than what was recorded in the previous survey on August 27-28. This is the lowest level since the December 2022 survey. The number of those who do not support the government is almost two-thirds – 68%. Only 10% responded that after the reshuffle in the government, when out of 19 people only 6 ministers retained their posts, their expectations for the new Cabinet increased; 77% responded that they pin their hopes on the new composition.
The study was conducted on September 16-17 by sending SMS messages. 1050 people took part in it.