23 May 2024

The Move Forward party is leading the Pheu Thai party by a wide margin in terms of popularity, especially among people aged under 20 and those aged 20-29, although the majority say they will not vote for either of the two parties in the next election, according to Super Poll.

Meanwhile, a NIDA Poll shows 39.4% of respondents reject the claim that Pheu Thai is the leader of change, while 18.85% say they don’t believe in Pheu Thai either, compared to 33,67% who believe Pheu Thai is the leader of change in Thai society.

The Super Poll Research Centre gauged the opinions of 1,154 people in various professions and occupations between April 15th and 20th.

The poll shows 45.1% of the male and 46.1% of the female respondents say they will not vote for either Move Forward or Pheu Thai, but will vote for the other parties. 37.3% of the females and 37% of the males say they will vote for Move Forward. 17.9% of males and 16.6% of females say they will vote for Pheu Thai.

The interesting aspect of the poll results is that 76.2% of the respondents who are under 20 are in favour of Move Forward, but the popularity tends to decline with age. 48.9% of respondents in the 20-29 age group favour Move Forward. 34.2% in the 30-39 age group say they will vote for Move Forward and the percentage of those who favour the party declines as they age.

For the Pheu Thai party, age has no effect on how the respondents will vote, but the poll shows that, as people grow older, they tend to vote for other parties and neither Move Forward nor Pheu Thai.

Occupation wise, 69.2% of students and 43.5% of the unemployed say they will vote for Move Forward, while 14.6% of farmers are in favour of Pheu Thai. 56% of government officials say they will not vote for either Move Forward or Pheu Thai. 39.9% of private company office workers say they will vote for Move Forward, while 48.4% of freelancers say they will not vote for either party.

Meanwhile, a NIDA Poll shows 32.98% of the respondents say it is impossible for Pheu Thai to win the next election, compared to 21.14% who say it is possible.

The NIDA Poll was conducted between April 9th and 11th among 1,310 people on the topic of Thaksin’s role and Pheu Thai party’s chances in the next election.