18 Apr '11, 6am

Support for Japan PM rebounds after disaster say polls

TOKYO : Public support for Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan's cabinet rebounded following the March 11 disaster, but a majority of voters criticised its response to the nuclear crisis, a poll showed Monday. The Nikkei business daily said in its latest opinion poll that the approval rating for the cabinet rose to 27 percent from 22 percent in its previous survey in late February, while the disapproval rate remained unchanged at 67 percent. The telephone survey was carried out on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, covering 1,603 voters across the nation of whom 61 percent gave valid responses. Seventy percent of the respondents said they gave little credit to the government response to the accident at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, while just 19 percent praised its action. Another opinion poll carried out by the Mainichi Shimbun showed that public support for the cabinet ...

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