Poll shows 71.2% reject government cash giveaway scheme
71.2% of respondents, to a Super Poll opinion survey, disagree with the Government’s plan to give two 1,000 baht monthly cash handouts to low income earners, as part of the new economic stimulus package aimed at cushioning the impact of the economic crunch and the COVID-19 threat.
The poll results also show that 91.7% want returnees from high-risk countries to be quarantined for up to 27 days, instead of 14 days, and that the Government and Thai embassies, in countries with widespread COVID-19 infections, should stop issuing entry visas to people.
Super Poll surveyed 1,129 people, representing all occupations across the country, between March 5th and 7th regarding COVID-19.
Super Poll director Noppadol Kannikar said today that 75.2% of the respondents were concerned that people coming to Thailand from the high-risk countries, both infected and not infected, might lack social responsibility and spread the disease, while 64.3% were afraid that these arrivals might not tell the truth about their health.
67.9% are worried that arrivals from high risk countries might impact the tourism sector, while 44.5% are afraid of those coming from high risk countries.
96.4% are supportive of the Charoen Pokphand Group’s proposal to build a factory to produce face masks for free distribution to the people, and transfer the factory to Chulalongkorn Hospital after the virus threat has passed.
95.3% of the respondents agree that tough action should be taken against returnees from high risk countries who do not observe mandatory quarantine.
Noppadol also said that the poll results indicate that the Government’s support base is eroding, as reflected in the high percentage opposed to the latest cash giveaway.
He suggested that the Government reform its research methods, so that any future measures better suit the requirements of the people.