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Democrats gird for tight finish despite poll sag

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The trend is clear. The race for Bangkok's new governor is now tilted clearly in favour of Pol Gen Pongsapat Pongcharoen. His popularity is consistently increasing, as attested by several polls. 

The Democrat Party has won Bangkok's governor election three consecutive times now. The number of Bangkok MPs from the Democrat Party is double that of the Pheu Thai Party. But if the polls are accurate, Democrat domination of Bangkok may soon become history. According to an Abac poll, Pol Gen Pongsapat is now leading Democrat nominee Sukhumbhand Paribatra by nearly 10%.

Even people like Suriyasai Katasila from the Green Politics group, who has always opposed the Thaksin Shinawatra camp, admit that the Democrat Party has put itself at a disadvantage by fielding the same old candidate.

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