A Rangsit University poll on 8,000 people around Thailand has found Prayut Chan-o-cha holds most support for the job of prime minister following next year’s general election, with the Pheu Thai Party’s Khunying Sudarat Keyuraphan coming second.
The Rangsit University poll results follow a few days after a National Institute of Development Administration survey or Nida Poll on 1,260 people nationwide that named Sudarat as the top choice for prime minister, with Prayut second.
Sungsidh Piriyarangsan, dean of the university’s College of Social Innovation, said 27 percent of poll respondents favoured Prayut, 18 percent were for Sudarat, 15.5 percent for Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva and nearly 10 percent for Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit the leader of the Future Forward Party.
In the four polls Rangsit University has held on the topic of prime minister there has been no consistent trend in favour of any one particular candidate. In May it was Prayut who emerged on top, in June it was Abhisit and in October Prayut again.
Meanwhile, the new electoral constituency boundaries have been announced in the Royal Gazette, paving the way for a general election that is tentatively set for 24 February 2019.