51% support Noda's decision on TPP
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51% support Noda's decision on TPP

The Yomiuri Shimbun

Slightly more than 50 percent of respondents to a recent Yomiuri Shimbun survey supported Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda's decision to join talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Fifty-one percent favored the nation's participation in negotiations toward the multilateral free trade framework, while 35 percent disapproved.

The nationwide survey was conducted by telephone last weekend, and contacted 1,703 households. Of this number, 1,058 voters, or 62 percent, gave valid answers.

Fifty-seven percent were in favor of the government's action plan for strengthening the competitiveness of domestic agriculture to deal with the impact of trade liberalization on the sector, while 24 disapproved the plan.

By party affiliation, 66 percent of supporters of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan favored the nation's entry into the TPP talks. Among the pollees with no party affiliation, 45 percent viewed participation favorably, versus 37 percent who disapproved.

Supporters of the main opposition Liberal Democratic Party were divided, with 45 percent in favor of participation in the TPP talks and 46 percent disapproved it.

The approval rating for Noda's Cabinet was 49 percent, down from 55 percent in a previous survey, while the disapproval rating rose to 38 percent from 29 percent.

Eighty-six percent of the respondents believed Noda had not explained his policies and ideas sufficiently to the public. This suggests the public wants detailed explanations from Noda about the TPP negotiations and other major issues.

Regarding a bill to increase taxes to secure funds for reconstruction from the March 11 disaster, 57 percent welcomed the fact that the legislation is expected to pass, while 36 percent did not.

The approval rating of the DPJ rose to 28 percent from 24 percent in the previous survey. This exceeded the 23 percent approval rating for the LDP, which garnered 20 percent support in the previous poll.

However, asked to name the political party they would vote for in the next House of Representatives' proportional representation election, 25 percent of respondents chose the DPJ, less than the 28 percent who picked the LDP.

In the previous survey, 21 percent favored the DPJ, while 24 percent chose the LDP.
(Nov. 16, 2011)

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T111115004893.htm
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I love these threads were all OP does is quote a news article and nothing else.
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AHTL wrote:

I love these threads were all OP does is quote a news article and nothing else.


Why don't you just put a foot down and disallow it? It's pointless, after all...
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edsamac wrote:


AHTL wrote:

I love these threads were all OP does is quote a news article and nothing else.


Why don't you just put a foot down and disallow it? It's pointless, after all...


True, I can lock it because OP doesn't encourage discussion or state his own opinion.

I'll just lock it for not following these rules


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