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Prayuth most favoured PM candidate while Pheu Thai party leads – Nida Poll

 

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Prayut Chan-o-cha currently tops the list of prime ministerial candidates, but the pro-Thaksin Pheu Thai party is ahead, according to the latest NIDA Poll (National Institute of Development Administration).


The survey sampled opinions from 2,091 people of minimum age 18 years and with varied occupations and educational backgrounds between February 4th and 7th.


Of the ten most favoured prime ministerial candidates, Prayuth Cha-o-cha led the field polling 26.06% with Sudarat Keyuraphan of the Pheu Thai party coming second, with 24.01%.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/prayuth-most-favoured-pm-candidate-while-pheu-thai-party-leads-nida-poll/

 

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"...Of the ten most favoured prime ministerial candidates, Prayuth Cha-o-cha led the field polling 26.06% with Sudarat Keyuraphan of the Pheu Thai party coming second, with 24.01%..."

 

This is statistically meaningless. The headline is misleading, to say the least.

 

"...In the party race, the poll shows Pheu Thai, 36.49%; Palang Pracharat, 22.57%; Democrat, 15.21%; Future Forward, 8.18%; Seri Ruam Thai, 4.97%; Chat Thai Pattana, 1.39%; Pheu Chart and Bhumjai Thai, 0.91%; and Thai Raksa Chart, 0.43%..."

 

This IS a statistically significant margin. Hey Nation! Why is this not the highlight and headline of your story? 

 

"...The survey sampled opinions from 2,091 people of minimum age 18 years and with varied occupations and educational backgrounds between February 4th and 7th..."

 

Where? In other polls, it has been Bangkok and its immediate surroundings. If the poll was conducted in Issan, for example, would Prayut even be in the top three? (hint: NO!)

 

Thai PBS and the Nation are doing a disservice by publishing this without proper context and/or explanation.

 

What a surprise from the cheating cheaters who cheat.

 

 

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Looks like everyone's (nearly) favourite uncle as good as has his ass on the big chair. Be prepared, Thailand . . . the road will get much, much rockier, should the paranoid Prayuth get the seat as this dubious poll suggests.

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We all know it's a foregone conclusion. No suspense or doubt in any of this. Prayut (or at the very least the Military) will continue to rule Thailand with a draconian hand. Sadly, I do know quite a number of Thais who like Prayut and who support his regime (but it is certainly not the majority).

 

I'm tempted to say: 'Well, you let it happen, Thais, and are still letting it happen'. But people always criticise me for that sentiment.

 

So instead I'll wring my hands and whisper behind my fingers and say: 'There is nothing the Thais can do. Absolutely nothing. It's not their fault. The military have got guns, you see? Nothing to be done. Nothing, nothing, nothing. Oh- let's go and play Facebook now and send some photos of our latest meal. After all, there is NOTHING that the nearly 70 million Thais can do about ANY of what is happening in Thailand. No - they have no responsibility for any of it at all. They cannot do a thing. Don't blame them. They have no part in any of it .... .....!'

 

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Unfortunately, it looks more and more like the fix is in. Even more sadly, it looks like the only way the current general is leaving...is when the next general stages the next coup, and ushers in the next Junta. But what's...even worse...is that the Thai people don't seem to really care.

 

 

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2 hours ago, BobBKK said:

And we all believe that. I don't know one Thai who likes him apart from some in very poor villages that have received 'gifts'.

I know a few who like him including a fine doctor who uttered (to my disgrace) "we love that little man".

But I know many more who DON'T love him and will cast their vote elsewhere. I hear many positives about one man "Thanathorn" (nickname Ek).

 

From The Nation:

"FUTURE FORWARD Party (FWP) leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit on Monday announced he was ready to become the prime minister and highlighted the campaign “Thailand 2X” that promoted equality among Thais and make the country fit to compete with others."

 

The "fat lady ain't sung yet".

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8 minutes ago, neeray said:

I know a few who like him including a fine doctor who uttered (to my disgrace) "we love that little man".

But I know many more who DON'T love him and will cast their vote elsewhere. I hear many positives about one man "Thanathorn" (nickname Ek).

 

From The Nation:

"FUTURE FORWARD Party (FWP) leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit on Monday announced he was ready to become the prime minister and highlighted the campaign “Thailand 2X” that promoted equality among Thais and make the country fit to compete with others."

 

The "fat lady ain't sung yet".

Neeray, I would love to see Thanathorn as the leader of Thailand. For once, Thailand could stand tall and proud on the international stage with a man possessed of those sterling qualities as prime minister. He is intelligent, articulate, well educated, progressive, humane, just and democratic - everything his opponents are NOT!

 

But I fear that the people will not sufficiently support him and that the Military will not allow Thanathorn to gain any kind of real power in any case. Not at this time. One day, however - maybe; one day ....

 

 

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At minimum, he will certainly shake things up. But being the eternal optimist that I am, I will hope there is a ground swell in his favour. Young I am not, but I am putting my faith in the digitally connected youth of Thailand. Go Ek, go.

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3 hours ago, BobBKK said:

And we all believe that. I don't know one Thai who likes him apart from some in very poor villages that have received 'gifts'.

1. Those villages are not up here in the North & NE.

2. Even if they were, the gifts would not be accepted and not politely.

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"...Of the ten most favoured prime ministerial candidates, Prayuth Cha-o-cha led the field polling 26.06% with Sudarat Keyuraphan of the Pheu Thai party coming second, with 24.01%..."

 

This is statistically meaningless. The headline is misleading, to say the least.

 

"...In the party race, the poll shows Pheu Thai, 36.49%; Palang Pracharat, 22.57%; Democrat, 15.21%; Future Forward, 8.18%; Seri Ruam Thai, 4.97%; Chat Thai Pattana, 1.39%; Pheu Chart and Bhumjai Thai, 0.91%; and Thai Raksa Chart, 0.43%..."

 

This IS a statistically significant margin. Hey Nation! Why is this not the highlight and headline of your story? 

 

"...The survey sampled opinions from 2,091 people of minimum age 18 years and with varied occupations and educational backgrounds between February 4th and 7th..."

 

Where? In other polls, it has been Bangkok and its immediate surroundings. If the poll was conducted in Issan, for example, would Prayut even be in the top three? (hint: NO!)

 

Thai PBS and the Nation are doing a disservice by publishing this without proper context and/or explanation.

 

What a surprise from the cheating cheaters who cheat.

 

 

You are absolutely right - and that’s why I have long stopped reading / watching any Thai news - just browse through them to stay informed in case there is some news relevant to us foreigners living here.

Thai journalists - most are not journalists but “reporters” reporting what they are fed without really questioning it.

You can find some competent ones - but they are of course not free to report restricted and intimidated by the threat of prison even if they report the truth.

The other 95 percent are just like the electricians, plumbers, builders, welders, mechanics e.g. we have all met over the years - substandard at best and totally useless at the worst. Like the electrician who almost killed me when I rented a house years ago and was almost electrocuted taking a shower.

 

The press here is of course heavily censored, manipulated, corrupt and sometimes even intimidated into reporting what they are fed from above.

In times where newspapers are struggling to survive they will do almost anything to get advertising revenue - ethical standards are very low and integrity is a word hardly ever heard of here.

Lucky we can still find online news sources that are free to report the (relative) truth which cannot be censored and intimidated because they are originating outside the country. (still to be taken with a grain of salt though!)

 

Most of us have been educated at a very early age about the manipulation that can occur in the press - but certainly not the kids in schools in this country!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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