The government of prime minister Prayut Chan-o-cha scored 5.06 out of 10 points in a public opinion survey on its performance after four years in power.
The Bangkok Poll of Bangkok University survey was conducted on 1,276 people around the country aged 18 years or above.
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The score represented a drop of 0.21 points from the 5.27 score earned in last year’s survey that gauged people’s satisfaction in the government’s performance after three years in power.
The Prayut-led junta got its lowest score of 3.6 points (down 0.25 points on its three year score) for economic performance.
Prayut himself also took a dive in people’s satisfaction, dropping from his score last year of 7 points to 6.40 points after four years as the Thai premier.
Top satisfaction went to the government’s handling of national security, for which it earned 6.14 points although this was still a drop of 0.24 on last year.
Asked what they considered to be the government’s most outstanding achievement, 23.4 percent of survey respondents cited the welfare card project for low income earners to use for buying goods. The government’s performance in maintaining peace and order was cited by 20.5 percent of respondents, its fight against corruption by 13.7 percent, stepped-up law enforcement by 8.4 percent and fast implementation of mega projects such as progress in electric train projects by 8.2 percent.