11 July 2024

Pheu Thai partry’s election strategy chief Khunying Sudarat Keyuraphan emerges a top favourite to become the next prime minister in an opinion survey conducted by Nida Poll of the National Institute of Development Administration


Of the top ten candidates as potential prime minister, Khunying Sudarat was voted by 25.16 percent of the 1,260 respondents, followed by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s 24.05 percent, Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Jungroongruangkit’s 14.52 percent, Democrat party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva’s 11.67 percent, Seri Ruam Thai party leader Pol Gen Seripisut Tamiyavej’s 6.90 percent, Pheu Thai party leader Pol Lt-Gen Viroj Pao-in’s 5.32 percent, former prime minister Chuan Leekpai’s 4.29 percent, Ruam Palang Prachachart Thai party leader M.R. Chatumongol Sonakul’s 1.35 percent, Palang Pracharat party leader Uttama Savanayana’s 1.19 percent and the last top ten, Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak’s 1.11 percent.

Nida Poll gauged the opinions of 1,260 people aged 18 upward of different occupations and levels of education during November 20-22.

On the question about the parties that they want to be in the government, 61.67 percent of the respondents said they wanted new parties because they wanted changes with new people and new ideas with some of the respondents said they were bored with the management style of the old parties.

However, 38.33 percent of the respondents said they favoured old parties because they have experiences, knowledge and capability and they have already proven their worth.

Asked what party they would like to win the election and to take the lead in forming the next government, the majority of the respondents or 31.75 percent chose Pheu Thai party, followed by Palang Pracharat party’s 19.92 percent, Democrat party’s 16.98 percent, Future Forward party’s 15.63 percent, Seri Ruam Thai’s 5.32 percent, Chart Thai Pattana party’s 2.14 percent, Thai Raksachart party’s 1.83 percent, Ruam Palang Prachachart Thai party’s 1.67, Bhumjai Thai’s 1.35 percent, and last, Palang Chart Thai’s 0.79 percent.