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Independents have their day as Abe's support sinks

Major Japanese polls show cabinet's disapproval ratings surging

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is struggling to contain diving approval ratings amid a series of scandals.

TOKYO -- Allegations of political favoritism are breeding deep public dissatisfaction with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet, sending disapproval ratings surging and increasing the ranks of voters identifying themselves as independents.

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