Polls 2007

Polls


Voters want election as govt support drops - The Nation, June 25, 2007
...The survey discovered 13.6 per cent of respondents supported the government while 6.6 per cent were against it. The majority of 79.8 per cent had no opinion.
But 71.2 per cent opposed anti-government rallies, Noppadon said...


Thaksin, stay away — poll - Bangkok Post, June 17, 2007

Suan Dusit Poll: Half respondents want Thaksin help to end chaos - TNA, June 17, 2007
Almost half of all respondents in a new Suan Dusit Poll want former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra to assist in ending what they see as chaos in Thailand...

Most foreigners buy junta's graft claims - The Nation, June 18, 2007
Of 558 foreigners surveyed between this past Monday and Saturday, 59.3 per cent said it believed the Thaksin government was involved in "irregularities". A group of 7.4 per cent disagreed and the remainder had no comment...

Purachai is Bangkok's favourite for PM - Bangkok Post, June 18, 2007
Purachai Piumsomboon, former deputy prime minister who resigned from Thai politics in January 2005, has emerged as the favourite choice for prime minister in a survey conducted by the Abac Poll...

June 10, 2007 - Suan Dusit Poll: Thais fear election will be delayed
The latest Suan Dusit Rajabhat University survey has found that nearly half of all respondents believe that the critically important general election scheduled to be held this December will be delayed...

June 10, 2007 - Two-thirds say charter could solve political crisis
Although many Thais still do not fully understand the meaning of constitution -- either the role and function of a constitution in general or of this one in particular -- about two-thirds of the respondents in a recent poll agreed that the new charter is the last great hope for an enduring solution to the ongoing political turbulence now taking place in the country...

May 27, 2007 - Public against rulings protests
...Abac Poll director Noppadon Kannika said 74.9 per cent of the 3,554 respondents from 18 provinces opposed calls to protest following the court rulings on Wednesday because they want the country to move on...

May 14, 2007 -
Surayud still on top: poll
...The Suan Dusit Poll of 3,173 respondents found 49.5 per cent want Surayud to stay on while 21.37 per cent does not. The remainder have no opinion...

May 11, 2007 - Low Support for Thaksin's Return to Thailand
...Should former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra return to Thailand?
No, because peace has not been achieved in the country and his return could spark further divisions among the people 24%
Thaksin should wait for up to two years after a general election to be held in December before returning 23%
Thaksin should return immediately to help solve problems, such as the current the economic slowdown 16%


May 7, 2007 - Public tiring of Thaksin's politicking - Abac poll shows over 50% want him to stop
...The survey found that 51.5% of respondents wanted Mr Thaksin to stop his political activities. However, 14.7% disagreed as they reasoned that Mr Thaksin was capable of running the country and had not done anything that warranted his ouster from office. The remaining 33.8% gave no comment...
When asked what they wanted to happen in the political sphere, 92% of respondents said they wanted peace to return to the country and unity among Thais. The next most popular options were for corruption to be stamped out (53.5%), improvement of the government's performance (51%), a change of the prime minister (29.7%) and the political return of Mr Thaksin (21.8%).


May 7, 2007 - Surayud must not listen to only good polls
In the latest Abac Poll by Assumption University, 76% of respondents say they are willing to give the Surayud government more time to work for the country, while less than 9% say no.
The Surayud government has been constantly criticised for its poor performance. Interim Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont is likened to ''a hermit taking care of turtles''.
Not surprisingly, Gen Surayud was at the bottom of the poll in which respondents were asked to vote for a prime minister who was good at solving problems. While Gen Surayud received 1.4% of the vote, his predecessor Thaksin Shinawatra got 49%...


April 30, 2007
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Govt's support declines: survey
...Support for the Surayud Chulanont government declined again this month although a majority still supports it, an opinion survey conducted last week found.
...The April survey found 71.1 per cent of respondents believed anti-government protests were inappropriate while 28.9 per cent approved of them...


April 9, 2007 - Surayud govt's rating drops
...The government's job approval rating after six months is 4.53 from a maximum of 10, down from 5.27 three months ago....


April 2, 2007 - Bangkokians still support Surayud as PM: survey
...The survey found that 62 per cent of the respondents still supported Surayud as the prime minister, but many of them called on him to change his working style to tackle problems faster...

February 25, 2007
- Surayud's popularity further drops

February 22, 2007 - Poll: Thais lose trust in govt, CNS
More than 50 per cent of the Thais now believe the government and the Council for National Security (CNS) are no longer able to solve political problems, according to a university survey...

February 17, 2007: PM's popularity outpaces Thaksin
Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont's popularity has outpaced that of his predecessor Thaksin Shinawatra's by a wide margin while the public has condemned the ousted premier as a most disappointing politician, according to Abac Poll released Saturday...

February 5, 2007 - Thaksin rebounds in popularity
Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont has plunged again in the approval stakes while ousted Thaksin Shinawatra has gained popularity, according to a new poll.
Abac Poll Research Centre said Surayud had fallen to a current approval rating of 48.2 per cent, down from a November high of 75 per cent...

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