Suan Dusit poll shows 84% support coup

BANGKOK (The Nation): Approximately 84% of Thais support Tuesday’s military coup, according to the poll conducted by Suan Dusit Rajabhat University.

The poll showed that 82% of Bangkok residents, and 86% of residents in rural areas support the coup as they believe it end political and social tension and is a positive step for Thai politics.

The poll contradicted the widespread belief that people in rural areas support Thaksin. About 16% of Thais disagreed with the coup, citing it would have an adverse impact on Thailand’s image in the international communities and weaken investors’ confidence.

About 75% said they hope Thai politics will improve following the coup, while about 20% sees no change in political developments.

Phuket News

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