Poll: New cabinet won't do better
- Published: 4/07/2013 at 11:35 AM
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More than half of the people polled believe the major cabinet reshuffle will do nothing to improve the performance of government or address problems with the rice pledging scheme, Bangkok Poll said on Thursday.
The Research Centre at Bangkok University said opinions were sought from 1,093 people in Bangkok and nearby provinces.
The pollster reported that 51.8% of the respondents said they believed the performance of the new ministers would be the same as that of their predecessors, while 36.9% said they thought performance would improve and11.3% predicted it would get worse.
Asked whether the image of the new Yingluck cabinet is better than the last one, 47.2% of respondents said it is the same, 41.4% said it is better and 11.4% said it is worse.
Questioned on whether social division and political conflict will be affected by the cabinet reshuffle, 70.8% said problems will be unchanged, 14.9% believe issues will escalate, but 14.3% were hopeful that matters would improve.
Asked about southern unrest, 68.9% said the situation would be unchanged by the cabinet reshuffle, 20.8% believed there would be more violence, and 10.3% said the situation could improve.
On their confidence in the new Commerce Minister Niwatthamrong Bunsongphaisan addressing problems in rice pledging scheme, 57.8 said they had less confidence in him than his predecessor, but 42.2% had more faith in his abilities.
Asked whether they thought the decision by Ms Yingluck to also take up the position of defence minister had anything to do with the minimising the likelihood of a military coup, 39.6% said no, 26.3% said yes and 34.1% were unsure.
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