6 June 2024

Natural Resources and Environment Minister Warawut Silpa-archa has been rated the most popular cabinet member, as far as kindness, efficiency, simplicity, approachability and helping the poor and farmers are concerned, said Super Poll research centre director Dr. Noppadol Kannikar.

The Super Poll survey shows Warawut received 23.1% of the votes from 1,010 respondents, followed by:

  • Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanavisit 21.9%
  • Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha 15.2%
  • Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan 10.7%
  • Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul     8.0%
  • Interior Minister Anupong Paochinda     7.5%
  • Energy Minister Sontirat Sontijirawong             5.5%
  • Finance Minister Uttama Savayana     5.0%
  • Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak     3.1%
  • Digital Economy & Society Minister Puttipong Punnakanta   3.1%

For keeping their electoral promises, ministers ranked as follows:

  • Energy Minister Sontirat Sontijirawong 22.8%
  • Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanavisit 18.1%
  • Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha 17.5%
  • Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul 11.1%
  • Digital Economy & Society Minister Puttipong Punnakanta   9.5%
  • Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan   9.1%
  • Deputy Minister Somkid Jatusripitak   4.5%
  • Interior Minister Anupong Paochinda   4.5%
  • Nat. Resources & Environment Minister Warawut Silpa-archa   3.4%
  • Finance Minister Uttama Savayana   3.4%

Sontirat was given the most votes for his outstanding performance as secretary-general of the Palang Pracharat party, for pushing up the price of raw oil palm to five baht/kg through the production of B10 fuel and the state welfare card programme.

The most popular Future Forward politician among the respondents is party secretary-general Piyabutr Saengkanokkul with 35.8% of the votes, followed by party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit and party MP Picha Limcharoenrat with 29.8%.

When asked about the consequences to the party from its expulsion of four rebel MPs from the party, 40.2% of the respondents said that could hardly survive.