Thai military government gets thumbs-up for performance: Poll

Thai military government gets thumbs-up for performance: Poll

Most people have been satisfied with the performance of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) over the past eight months after the coup in May last year, a public opinion survey has found.

More than 58 per cent of the respondents said that they were "rather satisfied" with the junta's performance and another 32.9 per cent said they were "very satisfied", according to results of the poll released yesterday.

Only 6 per cent of those surveyed said they were "rather dissatisfied" with the NCPO's performance over the past eight months, and another 2.1 per cent said they "were not satisfied at all".

The survey was conducted by Rajabhat Suan Dusit University on 1,840 people in all regions of the country between last Tuesday and last Friday.

The average score the respondents gave the NCPO for their performance in the latest survey was 8.24. In the first month when the junta came to power, the score was 8.82, compared to 8.87 in the second month, 8.80 in the third month, 8.57 in the fourth month, 8.52 in the fifth month, 8.49 in the sixth month, and 8.20 in the seventh month.

Most of those surveyed said they were happy the country was peaceful now although many were concerned about the continuing economic recession and falling prices of farm produce.

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