Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has declared a goal of amending the post-WWII constitution. The constitutional amendments must be debated in the commissions set up in the two chambers of the Japanese parliament. A two-thirds majority in both chambers is required to initiate constitutional change, which would be followed by a nationwide referendum.
According to the poll by the Kyodo news agency, there is a possibility the constitutional revision will be approved, but it is far from certain, as over 40 percent of those polled said they were undecided on either their constituency or proportional representation votes.
According to the Kyodo poll, Abe's Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and coalition partner, the Komeito party, were likely to win at least 74 of the 121 seats in the election, which exceeds the 61-seat target the prime minister has stated.
In 2014, the LDP-Komeito ruling bloc received 326 seats out of 475 in the lower house, representing an absolute majority.