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More than 70 percent of respondents said they had few or no expectations of Yoshiro Mori as prime minister, according to a telephone poll conducted by The Yomiuri Shimbun on Tuesday and Wednesday.
In Sunday's general election, the ruling coalition garnered 271 seats, losing 64, but managed to hold on to an absolute majority, while the largest opposition party, Minshuto (Democratic Party of Japan), won 127 seats, 32 more than it held in the previous Diet.
However, the results of the poll showed that voters took a harsh view of both the ruling coalition parties and Minshuto.
Seventy-three percent of respondents said they had low expectations of Mori as …