TOKYO, July 14 (Xinhua) -- The support rate for Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan's Cabinet plunged to 38 percent, a latest opinion poll of the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper, a major daily in the country, revealed Wednesday.
It was a noticeable drop from 45 percent in the previous survey in early July. The latest survey, which was conducted by the paper between Monday and Tuesday, showed the disapproval rate had risen to 52 percent from 39 percent.
The paper surveyed 1,831 households with eligible voters. About 58 percent of them responded.
A similar survey by Kyodo News showed Tuesday that the disapproval rate for Prime Minister Naoto Kan's cabinet had risen to 52.2 percent, compared with its approval rate which had plunged to 36.3 percent.