30 May '11, 5am

Poll shows Japanese unhappy with atomic crisis response

TOKYO: Almost three quarters of Japanese voters are unhappy with the centre-left government's handling of the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster, a newspaper poll indicated on Monday. The survey came days before Prime Minister Naoto Kan faces a threatened no-confidence motion by the conservative opposition, which is unlikely to pass but nonetheless presents a fresh political headache for him. The Nikkei financial daily said in its survey that 74 per cent of respondents were unhappy with the Kan government's management of the nuclear crisis, up from 70 per cent in a survey in April. Public support for Kan's cabinet stood at 28 per cent, compared to 27 per cent in April, the Nikkei said. The phone survey was carried out from Friday to Sunday, covering 1,513 voters, of whom 59.4 per cent gave valid responses, in regions across Japan excluding areas hit hard by the March 1...

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