Tokyo, Jun 7: The survey conducted by Kyodo News showed that Japanese have high hopes for their new Prime Minister Naoto
Kan,as they boosted their support for the ruling Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) by 15.6 percentage points.
Around 57.6 percent expressed that they had positive expectations for the new PM, who was the former deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister. Kan was declared as the Prime Minister on Friday, Jun 4, after Yukio Hatoyama resigned his post.
However, another 37.2 percent said that they did not have any hopes for him.
The people's support for the opposition Liberal Democratic Party, which used to administrate Japan for 50 years, was 20.8 percent.
When asked about their likes to vote for in the next upper house election expected in late July, 32.6 percent said that they would give their vote to DPJ while 23.4 percent said they would cast their ballot for the LDP.
43.2 percent also expressed Kan should put the priority on the economy and employment measures. 35.3 percent opined his priority should be placed on fiscal and administrative reforms.