According to a poll by Nippon TV, support for Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dropped to 26.7%, hitting the lowest point after taking office back in December 2012. Another survey by Kydo news agency also showed Abe’s supported from -5.4 points to 37%. Another poll by Asahi also showed Abe’s support at only 31%.
Recent suspected scandals have clearly hurt Abe’s popularity and raised doubts on whether can win a third term as PM as LDP leader in the September vote.
Former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi questioned whether Abe may “resign around the time parliament’s session ends (on June 20)?”, as quoted in weekly magazine Aera. Koizumi also said that “situation is getting dangerous”.