Nida poll reports high approval ratings for PM since 2014 coup
THE MAJORITY of respondents in a Nida poll gave Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha a thumbs up for his administration’s performance over the past three years following the 2014 coup while Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan was named the most impressive Cabinet member in the same opinion survey.
Conducted during August 15-17, the poll by the National Institute of Development Administration (Nida), showed that 48.7 per cent of the 1,250 people surveyed approved of the Prayut government’s performance while citing the military leadership and ideology as key factors for their favourable impression.
Prayut personally received a high approval rating of 81.2 per cent among respondents for his leadership and ideology while 82.3 per cent of respondents were impressed by his decisiveness.
In terms of solving the country’s problems, 73.6 per cent of respondents said the Prayut government’s policies and measures had been effective, while 64.5 per cent of respondents said the government was transparent.
Besides the prime minister, respondents said they were most impressed by Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Prawit, followed by Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Kreangam, Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak, Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkan Watanawarangkun, Interior Minister Anupong Paochinda and Social Development and Human Security Minister Adul Saengsingkaew.