Suan Dusit Poll: Most people satisfied with Yingluck as PM

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BANGKOK, 14 August 2011 – The Suan Dusit Poll revealed that the majority of respondents were satisfied with newly endorsed Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra while disappointed with new Foreign Minister, Surapong Tovichakchaikul, and Deputy Commerce Minister, Siriwat Kachornprasart.

Suan Dusit Poll of Suan Dusit Rajabhat University conducted a survey asking how the public were satisfied with each holding the ministerial portfolio which had recently been endorsed. The majority of respondents, 73%, are contented with Thailand’s first female Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra the most, followed by General Yutthasak Sasiprapa as Defence Minister (71.9%) and thirdly is Pol Gen Pracha Promnok as Justice Minister (70.1%)

Asked if which position is the most disappointing, Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul ranked the first with 51.9%, secondly is Deputy Minister of Education Boonreun Srithares (49.1%) and lastly is Deputy Commerce Minister, Siriwat Kachornprasart.

The least well known ministers in the lineup are Mr. Kittisak Hatthasonkroh as Deputy Transport Minister, Ms. Boonreun Srithares as Deputy Education Minister, Mr. Pornsak Charoenprasert as Deputy Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister, Mr. Pichai Naripthaphan as Energy Minister and Mr. Poom Sarapol as Deputy Commerce Minister.

The poll was conducted nationwide among 1,996 people during Aug 10-13, 2011.