A media poll on November 5, 2012 in Japan, showed that Yoshihiko Noda’s government has had the least support among recent Japanese Prime Ministers, ever since he took office in the month of September 2011. The poll was conducted by the Yomiuri newspaper, which showed that just 10% of the people planned to vote for Noda’s Democratic Party of Japan, while less than half of 25% plan to vote for the main opposition Liberal Democratic Party.
The survey was carried out over the weekend as the government still tries to pass a bill needed to cover nearly half the budget spendings. The survey also comes at a time when the justice minister of Japan quit last month, following news of his past ties with an organized crime syndicate.
The support for Noda’s government was at 19 percent, which came down by 15 percent from the previous survey and is the lowest since he took office in the month of September 2011. Moreover, another poll was conducted by the Kyodo news agency, which showed voter support for the government had come down to 17.7 percent and was the lowest since he took up the post. 12 percent of those surveyed by Kyodo said that they would vote for the DPJ, as compared to 27.7 percent, who sided with the LDP. The DPJ came into power in the year 2009.