A poll conducted by the National Institute of Development Administration (Nida) has resulted in a severe disinterest among many people regarding Thai politics.
The poll, conducted between June 22nd and June 24th, surveyed 2,517 people over 18 years old from a variety of educational backgrounds throughout Thailand.
The topic of the poll was Thai politics and discovering which political party the general public felt most affiliation with and supported.
When asked which person they would support as a candidate for Thailand’s prime minister if elections took place today, 44.06 percent of those surveyed said there were no suitable candidates.
Of the remainder, the current Prime Minister, Prayut Chan-o-cha, gained the highest percent of answers.
25.47 percent said they would support the current Prime Minister as he is a straightforward and honest person who handles the country’s administration well and should remain in charge.
The remaining answers were:
Khunying Sudarat Keyurapan of the Pheu Thai Party (8.07 percent)
Not interested or had no answer (7.03 percent)
Pol Gen Sereepisuth Temiyaves of the Seri Ram Thai Party (4.57 percent)
Pitha Limcharoenrat of the Move Forward Party (3.93 percent)
Korn Jatikawanich of the Kla Party (1.67 percent)
Sompong Amornvivat of the Pheu Thai Party (0.99 percent)
Abhisit Vejjajiva of the Democrat Party (0.95 percent)
Mingkwan Saengsuwan of the New Economics Party (0.87 percent)
Jurin Laksanavisit of the Democrat Party (0.83 percent)
Anutin Charnvirakul of the Bhumjaithai Party (0.44 percent)
Wan Muhamad Nor Matha of the Prachachart Party (0.32 percent)
Chadchat Sittipant of the Palang Pracharath Party (0.20 percent)
Uttama Savanayana of the Palang Pracharath Party (0.16 percent)
M.R. Jatu Mongol Sonakul (0.08 percent)
Kanchana Silpa-archa of the Chartthaipattana Party (0.04 percent)
Those surveyed were also asked which political parties they currently supported. Almost one-third (32.38 percent) of people said they did not support any political party.
The remaining answers were:
Pheu Thai (20.70 percent)
Palang Pracharath (15.73 percent)
Move Forward (13.47 percent)
Democrat (7.75 percent)
Not interested or no answer (3.42 percent)
Seri Ruam Thai (2.50 percent)
Bhumjaithai (1.43 percent)
Kla (1.11 percent)
Pheu Chart (0.60 percent)
Chartthaipattana (0.36 percent)
New Economics (0.20 percent)
Prachachart (0.16 percent)
Chart Pattana (0.11 percent)
Ruam Palang Pracha Chart Thai (0.08 percent)
When comparing the results to a similar poll taken at the end of 2019, support has declined for the Palang Pracharath, Democrat, Bhumjaithai, Chartthaipattana, New Economics, and Prachachart parties.
However, support has slightly increased for the Pheu Thai, Seri Ruam Thai, and Chart Pattana parties.
Source: Nida Poll