Poll: People do not believe Thai politics will improve after elections

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BANGKOK, MAY 1 2011 (NNT) – Suan Dusit Poll of Suan Dusit Rajabhat University revealed survey results that majority of the people are worried about the Thai-Cambodia border dispute and expensive goods after the House of Representatives is dissolved as they are worried that the government will not put much effort into solving the issues. The people also believe that after House dissolution Thai politics will not change.

The survey was conducted among 1,856 people nationwide during April 26-30 on the people’s fear before and after the dissolving of the House.

The survey results showed that 57 percent of the respondents believe that the House will definitely dissolve because Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has said it himself and there has been a lot of movement among different political parties. Whereas 24 percent of the respondents are not sure, as things always change. 12 percent of the respondents believe that the House will not dissolved as the country is still not yet in a stable situation due to the Thai-Cambodia border dispute.

Meanwhile, 73 percent or majority of the respondents are worried about the Thai-Cambodia border dispute after the House is dissolved as they fear that the government will not put much effort to solve the issue. Furthermore, 79 percent of the respondents said that they were worried about expensive goods after the House dissolution as the government’s priority would change from solving the issue to campaign for the upcoming election.

When asked whether dissolving the House would help improve Thailand politics or not, 66 percent of the respondents believe that it will remain the same. Whereas 21 percent of the respondents believe that it will improve as it would be a fresh start and the people are able to choose the best candidate themselves. 13 percent of the people believe things will be worse saying that even though it’s a new election but it’s the same politicians who are corrupt and undisciplined.