Thai gov’t fails performance test: pollSouce:Xinhua Publish By Thomas Whittle Updated 21/02/2013 1:11 am in World / no comments
BANGKOK, Feb. 20 — Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s government has failed to “pass the test” in terms of its performance after one and a half years in office, poll said, Bangkok Post online reported on Wednesday.
The Research Center at Bangkok University, or Bangkok Poll, conducted a survey to gauge public satisfaction with the government’s performance, interviewing 1,194 people aged 18 years and over nationwide, between February 13 to 17.
Respondents gave 4.87 points out of 10 for the performance of the Pheu Thai-led coalition government, a lower than 50 percent score for three consecutive polls, Bangkok Poll reported.
Foreign affairs achievements had the highest score, at 5.55 points, while that of economic performance got the lowest at 5.31 points.
Those polled gave Yingluck 5.42 points for her performance as prime minister, a higher than 50 percent score for three consecutive polls. Her highest score of 6.04 was for her hard work, while her lowest score was 4.90 for her perceived indecisiveness.
A total of 38.6 percent of respondents considered Yingluck had performed her duty in line with their expectations, 24 percent of them said she performed better than expected, while 10.8 percent said her performance was worse than expected.
Asked which government policies were their favorite, 21.8 percent of respondents said the 300-baht (10 U.S. dollars) daily minimum wage nationwide, 18.5 percent favored drugs suppression.