Japans Kyodo News Agency released the results of a poll Wednesday, showing that 56% of the respondents opposed the Constitutional Amendment during Abes reign and 32.2% agreed with it.
Abe and the ruling party, the Liberal Democratic Party, have pushed for amendments to the Constitution in an attempt to establish the status of the Japanese Self-Defense Forces in the Constitution.
The threshold for amending the Constitution is high, and the motion for amending the Constitution needs the support of at least two-thirds of the members of the Senate and the House of Representatives respectively; after the bill is passed by Congress, it needs to be voted by a referendum.
Japan held a new Senate election on the 21st, with less than two-thirds of the seats won by constitutional amending forces such as the Liberal Democratic Party and its ruling partner, the Komeito Party. The results of the poll showed that 29.8% of the respondents believed it was a good result, while 12.2% held the opposite view.
In the latest polls, Abes cabinet received 48.6% support, up slightly from June, and 38.2% support.
The survey was conducted by telephone on 22 and 23 days, with more than 1,000 people answering.
Source: Xinhua responsible editor: Luo Chongwei_NB12082