Prayut government performs unsatisfactorily for overall performance

Suan Dusit Poll has revealed its latest opinion poll of the government of Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha showing it received just 5.35 points out of 10 for its overall performance.

The poll which was conducted by Suan Dusit Rajabhat University from 1,016 people throughout the country during February 12-17 to sound out their opinions on its performance after three years in office, and still has another year to work under its roadmap to democracy.

In the survey, the government was given 5.35 out of 10 for its overall performance.

For social activities performance, it scored an average 5.39 points, for economic affairs 4.94 points, for national security 5.83 points, and forf political affairs 4.64 points.

Social activities include assistance to the people, crime supression, social reorganisation, narcotics suppression, corruption suppression, health caring, social disparities, science and technology development, human trafficking, natural and environmental protection.

National security activities include national stability and foreign relations, while economy affairs were livelihood of the people, farm prices, and price control.

The poll also revealed the most satisfactory performance of the government was its handling of peace and order, 47.57%; assistance for farmers and low income earners, 35.62%; narcotics suppression, 34.96%; basic infrastructure development, 23.45%; and holding of royal activities emphasising importance of the monarchy, 21.45%.

The least satisfied performances were poor management of economic problems, 53.05%; handling of corruption, 37.28%; failure to solve political problems, 29.93%; failure to solve poverty problems, debts 23.30% ; and procurement of military weapons and submarines, 18.64%.

Meanwhile the survey also listed five that most people wanted the government to do during its final year in office.

They were solving economic problems, 46.68%; expediting the legislation of election-related laws, 34.73%; investigating corruption on the part of holders of political positions, 32.30%; improvement of health care for the general population and welfare for the elderly, 26.77% ; and reforming bureaucracy, 24.12%.