26 Dec '11, 8am

DTN Singapore: Japan PM's public support plunges: TOKYO: Support for Japan's prime minister plunged in December

TOKYO: Support for Japan's prime minister plunged in December as voters lost faith in his leadership, amid party turmoil and criticism over his handling of the nuclear crisis, a poll said Monday. The share of voters who said they actively disapproved of Yoshihiko Noda, who only who took office in September, was up 14 points from a month earlier to 53 percent, the Nikkei business daily said. The percentage of people saying they approved of the premier fell 15 points to 36 percent. The trend mirrors the fate of Noda's five short-lived predecessors, who all came to power with relatively high approval ratings only to see them quickly fade. All were out of office around a year later. The newspaper said parliamentary censure motions against two of Noda's ministers as well as a widening divide within his party over the drafting of a fiscal 2012 budget proposal had undermined publ...

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