People express overwhelming support for Gen Prayut: Bangkok poll

A poll conducted by Bangkok University shows that more than half of respondents still support Thailand’s junta leader as Prime Minister.

On 22 January 2017, the research centre of Bangkok University published the results of a poll about political parties and Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha, the current junta leader and Prime Minister.

The poll was conducted using random sampling methods via mobile phones to reach 1,216 people from across the nation.

61.8 per cent of respondents said they will elect Prayut for Prime Minister if there is a national election while 17.9 per cent said they will not support the junta leader. 20.3 refrained from responding to the question.

In comparison to a similar poll conducted in February 2016, the number of people who supported Prayut increased by 3.2 per cent.

When asked which political parties they support, 17.5 per cent said they favour the Democrat Party while 15.7 respondents said they support the Pheu Thai Party.

Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha