Poll: People are put off by political blame game

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BANGKOK, 12 June 2011 – Suan Dusit Poll of Suan Dusit Rajabhat University revealed survey results the public shunned MP candidates who blamed one another but wished to hear about their parties’ policies on how they could improve the country and the economy.

The survey was conducted among 1,556 people nationwide during June 8-11 on people’s opinion of political campaigns.

The survey results show that 31 percent of the people want to hear the candidates’ policies on how to improve the country and make the people happy. 28 percent said they would like to hear policies about improving communities and how the MPs could take care of the economy. 25 percent said they would like to hear how the MPs would take about the nation’s problem, such as education, well being of the country and especially the unrest in the South, whereas 15 percent wanted to hear what would be the first thing for the MPs to do if they were elected.

As for the things people would not like to hear from the MPs during their political campaign, 38 percent said they would not want to hear candidates blaming one another. 35 percent said they wanted no lies or words without proof. 16 percent said they rejected those praising themselves, and 11 percent said they would not like to hear about past events that were irrelevant.