Poll: Pongsapat favored by apartment residents, Sukhumbhand by townhouse dwellers


BANGKOK, 8 February 2013 (NNT) — Director of ABAC Poll Research Center Noppadol Kannika reveals that Puea Thai party’s Bangkok Governor hopeful Pongsapat Pongcharoen is most popular among residents of apartments, detached houses and slums, while Democrat candidate Sukhumbhand Paribatra draws as much popularity as Mr Pongsapat among residents of townhouses. 

The survey by ABAC Poll indicates that 43 percent of residents of apartments and condominiums favor Mr Pongsapat, in comparison to 32.3 percent who favor Mr Sukhumband.

Similarly, residents of detached houses and slums prefer Mr Pongsapat to Mr Sukhumbhand as Bangkok Governor, according to the survey. About 40 percent of residents of detached houses and 43 percent of slum dwellers said they would vote for Mr Pongsapat. This is in contrast to 32 percent of detached house residents and 31 percent of inner-city residents who said they would vote for Mr Sukhumbhand.

However, Mr Sukhumbhand and Mr Pongsapat draw equal popularity among townhouse residents. The survey shows that 40.1 percent of townhouse residents favor Mr Sukhumbhand, while 39.9 percent go for Mr Pongsapat.

Independent candidate Sereepisuth comes third in all categories. He is the favorite among 13 percent of apartment dwellers, 11 percent of townhouse residents, 10 percent of residents of detached houses, and 6 percent among slum residents.