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Abe's approval rating sinks to 39% as scandals take a toll

Long-reigning Japanese government viewed as arrogant by 65%

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's approval rating has cratered amid widespread suspicions that the government has not told the full truth about how a veterinary school was approved.

TOKYO -- The approval rating of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet has fallen to 39% as the public has grown disillusioned by the Japanese leader beleaguered by a widening cronyism scandal, the latest opinion poll shows.

Disapproval jumped 10 points to 52%, the highest since Abe's second stint began in December 2012, according to the survey taken Friday through Sunday by Nikkei Inc. and TV Tokyo.

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