Chadchart still leads in latest NIDA poll for Bangkok governor

Chadchart Sittipunt, transport minister in the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, remains the leading contender in the Bangkok gubernatorial election this year, according to the latest opinion poll conducted by Thailand’s National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA).

NIDA conducted its 9th poll from December 23rd to 25th by telephone, surveying 1,317 people from various educational backgrounds and occupations.

The poll shows 38.80% of the respondents said they favour Dr. Chadchart, 13.06% chose Dr. Suchatvee Suwansawat, former rector of King Mongkut Institute of Technology’s Lat Krabang campus and a candidate of the Democrat party.

11.85% say they have not decided yet, 10.25% say they favour incumbent Pol Gen Aswin Kwanmuang, 4.94% say they will cast “Vote No” ballots, 4.71% say they will vote for a candidate of the Move Forward party, 4.10% say they will vote for a candidate from the opposition Pheu Thai party, 3.26% say they will vote for former senator Rosana Tositrakul, 2.96% say they will vote for a candidate from the ruling Palang Pracharat party and 2.35% say they will not vote.

The poll also shows that Chadchart, who is running as an independent, is leading the pack in all areas of Bangkok, as well as in the northern and southern areas of Thon Buri, which is part of greater Bangkok.

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