Poll – Former transport minister ahead in next year’s Bangkok governor race
According to a recent survey, Chadchart Sittipunt, transport minister in the government of former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, is the current front runner in the race for Bangkok governor, with the election to be held in February or March next year.
The 7th survey, by Thailand’s National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA), was taken on November 1st, 2nd and 3rd among 1,320 samples of various groups of people in Bangkok.
The former Pheu Thai MP, who will be running as an independent candidate, is leading the pack with 33.18% support among the respondents.
The survey shows that he has the most support in all six geographical groups, including Thonburi which is part of Greater Bangkok:
- Central Bangkok, 39.58%
- Southern Bangkok, 31.35%
- Northern Bangkok, 30.68%
- Eastern Bangkok, 31.08%
- Northern Thonburi, 33.15%
- Southern Thonburi, 36.5%
As for other voting intentions, the survey shows the following:
- Incumbent Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang, 16.59%
- Undecided, 14.09%
- Any candidate from the Move Forward Party, 6.74%
- Any candidate from the Pheu Thai Party, 5.99%
- Ms. Rosana Tositrakul, 5.91%
- Dr. Suchatvee Suwansawat, a civil engineering professor at King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang campus, 4.09%
- Any candidate from the Democrat Party, 3.03%
- Any candidate from Palang Pracharat Party, 2.42%
- Will not vote for any candidate, 2.35%
- Deputy Bangkok Governor Sakoltee Phattiyakul, 1.82%
Regarding the election of city councilors, the survey shows Dr. Chadchart’s candidates have the support of most respondents in all six geographical groups.