With just a week to go to the election, for the proportional representation vote, 80% of the unaffiliated voters are still to decide, according to the Asahi Shimbun’s poll. First, the basic numbers:
Q: Which party do you want to vote for in the proportional representation vote?
LDP 23% DPJ 16% New Komeito 6% Communists 4% SDP 3% People’s New Party, New Party Nippon 0% Not decided 38%
Q: (For those with no party affiliation only) Which party do you want to vote for in the proportional representation vote?
LDP 7% DPJ 8% New Komeito 2% SDP 1% Not decided 67% No answer/don’t know 15%
Still a lot of votes to play for here! On another note, Post Office privatisation has dropped 11% to 39% as being an important topic, perhaps because everyone’s got sick to death hearing about it.