TOKYO -- Public support for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet took a beating after the rushed passage of unpopular national security bills in parliament Saturday, with many voters complaining about the lack of explanation from the government, the latest Nikkei opinion poll showed.
The approval rating fell 6 percentage points from the end of August to 40% in the survey, conducted Saturday and Sunday. The disapproval rate rose 7 points to 47%.
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