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Voters cool to Abenomics but still back ruling party

The Dec. 14 election is seen as a referendum on Abenomics.

TOKYO -- Japanese voters are not impressed with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic policy but still favor his ruling party over the opposition camp, according to the latest Nikkei opinion survey.

     Asked which party they will support in the Dec. 14 general election, 35% of respondents said they will vote for the Liberal Democratic Party or LDP candidates, followed by the 9% backing the opposition Democratic Party of Japan.

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