Poll: Yingluck has stronger leadership
- Published: 14/10/2012 at 10:56 AM
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If an election was held today a majority of people would vote for the Pheu Thai Party while Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was said to show stronger leadership, according to the results of an Abac Poll revealed on Sunday.
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra (Post Photo)
The poll was conducted on 2,184 people, aged 18 and up, between Oct 1 and 13 in Bangkok, Chai Nat, Saraburi, Ayutthaya, Nakhon Pathom, Samut Prakan, Phayao, Phitsanulok, Chiang Mai, Amnat Charoen, Maha Sarakham, Sakon Nakhon, Nakhon Ratchasima, Udon Thani, Khon Kaen, Chumphon and Songkhla.
Asked to comment on Ms Yingluck's leadership, the replies indicated she had a stronger image of being the country's leader as follows:
- She has become more self-confident (63.7 per cent);
- She represents people of a new generation (60.9 per cent);
- She is acceptable both inside the country and abroad (58.9 per cent);
- She has creative ideas (57.1 per cent);
- She is kind and full of hospitality (54.0 per cent);
- She is a visionary leader (53.7 per cent);
- She is a good role model (53.5 per cent), decisive (52.5 per cent), polite (51.9 per cent), honest (51.3 per cent) and has political ethics (50.8 per cent).
Asked which party they will vote for if an election is held today, the majority or 52.7 per cent said they would vote for the Pheu Thai Party, followed by 35.9 per cent for the opposition Democrat Party, and 11.4 per cent for other parties.
When asked to name politicians who they thought would best help the poor, 22.4 per cent mentioned Thaksin Shinawatra, followed by 21.2 per cent for Yingluck Shinawatra, 14.3 per cent for Abhisit Vejjajiva, 7.8 per cent for Chalerm Yubamrung, 6.5 per cent for Chuan Leekpai, 3.8 per cent for Banharn Silpa-archa and 5.1 per cent for other politicians. The rest, or 18.9 per cent, did not think of any politician in particular.
To the question of what other ministries they wanted to be set up in the future, 91.4 per cent said they wanted Thailand to have a sports ministry and 90.5 per cent a food ministry.
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