Poll: Most people confident in PM

Most people have confidence in Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in coping with the censure debate now being held in the House of Representatives, according to the results of an Abac Poll revealed on Sunday.

The poll was carried out between Nov 20-24 on 2,054 people in Bangkok, Pathum Thani, Lop Buri, Chon Buri, Chanthaburi, Phichit, Phetchabun, Chiang Mai, Mukdahan, Nong Khai, Chaiyaphum, Surin, Udon Thani, Khon Kaen, Phatthalung, Surat Thani and Nakhon Si Thammarat.

A majority or 87.7% of the respondents attached importance to the censure debate, while 12.3% would pay no attention to it.

A majority or 74.4% were confident the prime minister would be able to answer questions to be raised during the censure debate while 26.5% were not.

Most or 75.9% did not think there would be any change in the government after the debate, while 24.1% said otherwise.

Asked what they wanted the government to do next under Ms Yingluck's leadership, 45.9% wanted it to concentrate on tackling economic problems and reducing the cost of living, 20.7% wanted it to restore unity in the country, 14.9% wanted it to develop relations with other Asean countries, 12.5% wanted strict law enforcement against wrongdoers, and 6% wanted it to look into  social issues including environmental protection and problems concerning children and youth.

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