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Government wins no-confidence vote but loses people's confidence: poll


The majority of respondents of a Suan Dusit Poll said they do not have faith in the present government despite the government defeating the opposition's move to censure 10 Cabinet ministers.

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The survey was conducted between February 17 and 20 on 1,712 samples nationwide.

Asked about the channels through which respondents had followed the censure debate:

43.81 per cent said social media;

29.20 per cent said live broadcast;

26.99 per cent said TV, radio and newspaper.

On the strong points in the censure debate (multiple choice):

52.64 per cent said the opposition party's arguments;

51.50 per cent said the opposition party's choice of issues;

41.30 per cent said both parties' preparation;

38.60 per cent said the debate between the parties;

33.19 per cent said the House speaker's role.

Asked about weak points in the censure debate (multiple choice):

71.26 per cent said the arguments between the parties;

51.20 per cent said the ruling coalition's unclear answers;

50.62 per cent said both parties weering off the subject;

46.98 per cent said both parties' ill manners.

42.40 per cent said both parties blaming each other.

On their view of Thai politics after the debate:

55.40 per cent said it would be the same;

30.28 per cent said it would be worse;

14.32 per cent said it would be better.

Asked about the respondents' faith in the government after the debate:

43.25 per cent said they do not have faith;

23.28 per cent said they have lost faith;

20.57 per cent said they still have faith;

12.90 per cent said they have more faith.

Asking about the opposition and ruling coalition parties' performance during the debate (a perfect score of 10 points):

Opposition party: 6.90 points.

Ruling coalition party: 5.01 points.

Published : February 21, 2021

By : The Nation