NIDA poll: 41 percent of voters remain undecided in the Bangkok gubernatorial election


BANGKOK, 19 February 2013  Recent poll results suggest that a key fraction of Bangkok voters remain indecisive about their choice for the next Bangkok Governor. 

The National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA) has released results from a poll conducted on Bangkok residents in all 50 districts. NIDA poll director Suvicha Pao-ari said voters are likely to make their decision in the final stretch before the March 3 Bangkok gubernatorial election. Nearly 4 percent of those surveyed also opted to cast a no vote on the day, a trend that is likely to grow during the upcoming week.

Full details of the poll, set to be released on Wednesday, will be the last poll to be published by NIDA before the election date. The move comes after the EC has banned the release of any poll result seven days before the Election Day.

Mr Suvicha further noted that Pheu Thai candidate Pol Gen Pongsapat Pongcharoen continues to take the lead in the final poll, closely followed by Democrat candidate MR Sukhumbhand Paripatra.