80% of Japan want the Olympic Games to either be postponed or called off altogether.

The polls were conducted by the Japanese news agency Kyodo and TBS — the Tokyo Broadcasting System.

The Olympics is set to begin on July 23rd but Tokyo is battling a surge of covid-19 cases that forced the government last week to declare a state of emergency.

Japan has had roughly 3,800 deaths due to covid-19 and this poll further puts pressure on both the government and the International Olympic Committee.