Poll: Censure won’t bring any change

Nearly three-quarters of people surveyed believed the censure debate would not lead to any political change, Suan Dusit Poll reported on Friday.

The pollster at Suan Dusit Rajabhat University surveyed 1,273 people from Nov 28-30, seeking their opinions on the after effect of the three-day no-confidence debate led by the Democrat and Rak Thailand parties.

Asked what would happen now, 74.18% of the respondents said it would be the same as the government and the opposition have different ways of thinking and different working strategies. They would continue to be political rivals.

Only 16.93% said things would be better because the government could use the opposition’s information to improve its performance, while just 8.89% believed it would get worse with political rivals continuing to slander each other.

Asked what impact the debate would have on politics, 43.69%  said there would be no effect, political conflict and social division would continue, while  29.11% said the government could continue in office, improving  political stability, and 27.20% believed several allegations of corruption would be properly investigated.

Asked what they wanted to tell the government after the debate, 49.63% said the government and Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra should focus on working for the country, 33.46% wanted the government to keep its promise and improve people's living standards.

About 17% said the government should ensure people's right to access information of people and refrain from  any form of corruption.

For the opposition, 45.87% of the surveyed examples wanted it to continue to monitor the government, 30.45% said refrain from playing political game, trying to create war of words and opposing all issues.

Meanwhile, 23.68% of them said the opposition should take this debate as a lesson to review its weak points in preparations for the future grilling.

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