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Kishida approval rating sinks to new low of 43%: Nikkei survey

Public unhappy with LDP's probe of lawmakers' ties to Unification Church

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida arrives ahead of a cabinet meeting at the prime minister's office on Sept. 16. (Photo by Uichiro Kasai)

TOKYO -- Support for Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's cabinet plumbed a new low in the latest Nikkei/TV Tokyo poll, as the public expressed discontent with the ruling Liberal Democratic Party's investigation of ties between its members and the Unification Church.

The cabinet's approval rating stood at 43%, down from 57% in August, according to the survey conducted from Friday to Sunday. It marked a low for a government that launched in October 2021. The rating declined for four straight months.

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