Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra remains more popular than opposition leader Abhisit Vejjajiva but her lead has shrunk by nearly five percentage points following the no-confidence debate in Parliament, according to the latest Bangkok Poll.
The Research Centre at Bangkok University surveyed 1,120 respondents in two periods: from Oct 30 to Nov 2 and from Nov 28-30. The aggregate result showed Ms Yingluck was chosen by 51.2% of respondents and former premier Abhisit, the Democrat Party leader, by 33.1%.
In the first survey, taken after the second cabinet reshuffle by her government, the premier's popularity was 52.6% but it dropped to 48.7% after the censure debate. Mr Abhisit rose to 33.7% after the debate, from 32.8% in the first poll.
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