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Poll shows majority of Japanese want prime minister to resign soon

Poll shows majority of Japanese want prime minister to resign soon

World
April 5 (UPI) -- The majority of respondents to a Japanese poll said they would prefer to see Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga resign either immediately or by fall, according to a local press report. The Yomiuri Shimbun reported that a recent survey of more than 1,000 people showed 47% of respondents said they would prefer Suga resign in September, when a ruling party leadership contest is scheduled to take place. Advertisement Another 12% of respondents said they would prefer Suga "resign immediately," indicating nearly 60% of respondents do not see a need for Suga to stay in office in the long term, according to the Yomiuri. Report of the Japanese survey comes as the health ministry disclosed data showing 80% of COVID-19 deaths occurred in Japan's third wave of coronavirus infecti...
South Korea software millionaire leads in Seoul mayoral poll

South Korea software millionaire leads in Seoul mayoral poll

World
Dec. 31 (UPI) -- A South Korean software entrepreneur who previously ran for president is leading in a poll on the Seoul mayoral race ahead of a by-election in April. More South Korean respondents to a local survey picked Ahn Cheol-soo, 58, a mayoral candidate with the minor opposition People's Party, over rivals who include a minister and a former conservative lawmaker, Hankyoreh reported Thursday. Advertisement The poll, conducted by pollster Jowon C&I, showed Ahn winning a two-way race with 42.1% support, beating out current Minister of Small and Medium Enterprises Park Young-sun, who has a rating of 36.8%, according to the report. Ahn, a doctor who made headlines after treating COVID-19 patients in the spring, disclosed his decision to run for office Dec. 20. The center-right can...
European Super League: Poll finds younger fans happier about prospect of breakaway league

European Super League: Poll finds younger fans happier about prospect of breakaway league

Sports
The European Super League. A topic that keeps raising its head and always proves controversial.The theory is that the continent's top sides will eventually break away from their domestic leagues to form their own competition.But what do the fans think? A BBC Sport poll suggests that depends on their age, what club they support and where they live.In a Savanta ComRes poll of 2,100 football fans, almost half of younger fans (48%) said they would be happy about the prospect of a European Super League, while 18% said they would be unhappy.In contrast, just 10% of fans aged 55 and over were happy about the idea, with close to two-thirds (63%) unhappy.The poll also shows:Across all ages, 30% of fans were happy about the idea of a European Super League, with 40% unhappy.More than a third (35%) of...
TalkTalk service at bottom of Ofcom poll for third year running

TalkTalk service at bottom of Ofcom poll for third year running

Technology
TalkTalk has failed to improve its standing on customer complaints in Ofcom's annual survey - the broadband provider has come bottom of the table for the third year running.In 2017 it shared the honour with Virgin Media, but in 2018 and 2019 the prize was all TalkTalk's.Its customers were most likely to be unhappy with the outcome of complaints.A spokeswoman for TalkTalk said the data showed an "improving trend" on the number of complaints.The Ofcom report notes that the handling of customer complaints could be improved "across the industry", with only half of those who make a complaint to any provider ending up happy with the result.The top two reasons for complaining were poor or unreliable connectivity, and issues with broadband speed.However, the tota...