Majority of respondents want party leaders to be honest

Over 80 percent of the respondents to the Suan Dusit Poll want leaders of political parties to be honest and dedicated for the interests of the country and the people rather than their own vested interests.

The above poll result came from an opinion survey conducted during July 11-15 by Suan Dusit Poll of Suan Dusit University from 1,317 respondents in Bangkok and several upcountry provinces.

The respondents were asked about their opinions about the ideal qualifications of their political party leaders who might be appointed the next prime minister.

The poll shows the following results: 83.45 percent of the respondents want political leaders to be honest; 81.55 percent want political leaders who regard national and public interests as priority ahead of vested interests; and 77.52 percent want leaders who are smart, work fast and have visions.

77.80 percent of respondents want Mr Abhisit Vejjajiva to be leader of the Democrat Party followed by Mr Chuan Leekpai and Mr Suthep Thuagsuban with 66.59 and 66.33 percent respectively.

Ms Yingluck Shinawatra is most favoured to head the Pheu Thai party with 73.96 percent of approval of the respondents followed by Mrs Sudarat Keyuraphan's 71.98 percent and Mr Chaturon Chaisaeng's 47.22 percent.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)