Government’s rating increases while PM’s popularity drops: Bangkok Poll

More people are satisfied with the government’s performance in the past three and a half years, but they are less satisfied with Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s performance, according to Bangkok Poll.

The poll shows that out of a score of ten, government’s performance scored 5.64 points compared to 5.27 registered in the last survey, with performance in foreign affairs being most rated followed by achievements in social and quality of life aspects.

Satisfaction for the prime minister received 6.32 out of a score of 10 compared to 7 surveyed six months ago.

With the exception of new projects and creativity, the prime minister’s performance in other aspects has dropped.

The poll shows that 25.9 percent of the respondents said economic performance was below expectation while 23 percent expressed doubt of the transparency of some members of the cabinet and those around the prime minister.

In his weekly address on Friday night (Mar 2), the prime minister reiterated his promise for the election to be held within February 2019 and urged all parties concerned to remain in peace and order in preparation for the election.