Poll: People interested more in rally

The people are interested more in the next rally of the Pitak Siam Group than the censure debate against individual ministers in the Yingluck Shinawatra cabinet, according to Abac Poll.

The Pitak Siam Group led by Gen Boonlert Kaewprasit, also known as Seh Ai, is scheduled to hold the next rally at the Royal Plaza on Nov 24, ahead of the no-confidence debate in the House of Representatives set for Nov 25-26.

The poll was conducted on 2,174 people between Nov 1-10 in Bangkok, Phetchaburi, Chachoengsao, Nakhon Pathom, Chon Buri, Phrae, Phitsanulok, Chiang Mai, Amnat Charoen, Maha Sarakham, Chaiyaphum, Si Sa Ket, Udon Thani, Khon Kaen, Krabi, Narathiwat and Songkhla provinces.

It was intended to survey the opinion of the people on lessons learned from the recent United States presidential election and hot issues on Thai politics and administration.

Asked to mention model examples seen from the US presidential election, 78.9% said the American people, unlike Thais, accept the election results, 69.4% were full of praise for the US election without vote-buying, and 67.5% admired the fight between rival parties in terms public policies without causing conditions for violent conflict among the people.

A great majority, or 88.5%, of the respondents still hold a strong belief in democracy under the constitutional monarchy after monitoring the US presidential election.

On the planned rally by the Pitak Siam Group on Nov 24 and the censure debate against individual ministers set for Nov 25-26, a majority or 61.7% are more interested in the rally than the debate.

A majority or 57.7% did not think there would be a change in the government after the censure debate while the rest thought otherwise.

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