Press "Enter" to skip to content

Mixed Public Opinion on Srettha Thavisin’s Government: Poll Reveals Challenges Ahead

Order Cannabis Online Order Cannabis Online

Under the leadership of Mr. Srettha Thavisin, the new cabinet members gathered for a memorable photo session in front of the iconic Santi Maitree Building at Government House. This significant event took place just before their inaugural meeting on May 7, 2024, and was captured beautifully by Chanat Katanyu. However, despite the picturesque start, the road ahead for Srettha’s administration appears to be bumpy, if public sentiment is any guide.

An opinion poll conducted by the National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA) revealed a rather grim outlook regarding the government’s performance and its ability to address national problems. Surveyed on June 4-5, 1,310 Thais—spanning a spectrum of ages, educational backgrounds, and occupations—voiced their thoughts about the administration since it officially took the reins in September last year.

When asked about their satisfaction with the government’s performance over the past nine months, the responses were a mixed bag:

  • 34.35% were mildly dissatisfied, pointing out delays in addressing major issues with no tangible changes in sight.
  • Another 31.69% were very dissatisfied, criticizing the total lack of progress and the failure to fulfill the policies promised during the election campaign.
  • Conversely, 25.19% were mildly satisfied, noting improvements in the economy thanks to the government’s consistent push to enact policies and measures, with visible results in terms of problem-solving.
  • 7.40% were very satisfied, appreciating the government’s determination to improve the populace’s well-being.
  • A slight 1.37% were either unsure or not interested enough to form an opinion.

As for confidence in Mr. Srettha’s government’s ability to tackle the country’s pressing issues, here’s how citizens responded:

  • 35.95% had no confidence at all, feeling that no significant changes had been made and that the government had yet to address root causes.
  • A close 35.04% were not very confident, observing that the administration had merely scratched the surface and had not achieved its targets.
  • A more positive take came from 22.14%, who were mildly confident, believing that the administration had the requisite experience and skills to move the country forward.
  • 5.42% were very confident, emphasizing the government’s solid determination to tackle Thailand’s challenges effectively.
  • Finally, 1.45% were ambivalent or indifferent, either not knowing or not caring enough to form a stance.

Despite the mixed reviews and apparent skepticism, it’s evident that the Srettha Thavisin administration has a complex landscape to navigate. The people’s sentiments reflect a blend of cautious optimism and outright disappointment, a revealing snapshot of the nation’s pulse. Navigating this tricky terrain will require not just strategic policymaking but also consistent and transparent communication to restore and reinforce public confidence.


  1. Maya June 9, 2024

    I can’t believe nearly 70% are dissatisfied with the government already. What has Srettha even done in these nine months?

    • Phillip J. June 9, 2024

      To be fair, big changes take time. You can’t overhaul a government overnight.

      • Maya June 9, 2024

        True, but some progress would be nice. People are impatient because they’re struggling.

      • Sara Nguyen June 9, 2024

        Well, people have a right to be impatient when promises aren’t being kept.

    • grower134 June 9, 2024

      Politicians always promise the moon and then deliver nothing. No surprises here.

  2. Kavi June 9, 2024

    Honestly, why are people even surprised? No one can solve all of Thailand’s issues in less than a year. Patience, my friends.

    • Laura Williams June 9, 2024

      Patience is key, but look at the urgency of the problems. Can’t just wait forever.

      • Kavi June 9, 2024

        Totally, but complaining without contributing solutions doesn’t help either.

    • Jonas June 9, 2024

      Patience is a privilege of those who aren’t directly affected by the issues.

  3. Travis June 9, 2024

    The economy is slightly better, I’ll give them that. But what about corruption and legal reforms? That’s where they’ve failed.

    • Lee Chatri June 9, 2024

      Corruption is a deeply rooted issue. It’s not going to go away with just one administration.

      • Travis June 9, 2024

        Sure, but we need to see some effort toward it. At least they should try.

      • 008Jack June 9, 2024

        It’s as if dealing with corruption isn’t a priority for them, which is worrying.

  4. Nina P. June 9, 2024

    The government has been somewhat effective in economic matters. Can’t ignore that.

    • HarryL June 9, 2024

      Fair point, but economic improvement means little if social issues persist.

      • Nina P. June 9, 2024

        Agreed, it’s not an either/or situation. Both need to be addressed.

  5. Brenda June 9, 2024

    I think the polls are too harsh on Srettha’s government. Nine months isn’t enough time to judge.

    • Mark J. June 9, 2024

      You’re too optimistic. If they can’t make a dent in nine months, what’s to say it’ll get better?

      • Brenda June 9, 2024

        Hope and persistence. We need to push them to do better, not just criticize.

  6. Sidney Tan June 9, 2024

    The percentage of people with no confidence at all is alarming. This speaks volumes about the level of trust in leadership.

  7. Lou June 9, 2024

    1.45% unsure or ambivalent? Probably folks too tired of the political mess to care anymore.

    • James Lee June 9, 2024

      Ambivalence is dangerous because it equals inaction. We need an engaged citizenry.

  8. Mikaela Davis June 9, 2024

    If they don’t address the root causes, what’s there to be confident about? The next election will just be more of the same.

    • Arun June 9, 2024

      Exactly. It’s the same cycle and people have the right to be skeptical.

      • Mikaela Davis June 9, 2024

        We need systemic change, not just a new face.

  9. Akira June 9, 2024

    Policy enactment takes time. Let’s not rush to conclusions yet.

  10. BlueJay June 9, 2024

    I’ve seen some small improvements in infrastructure. Maybe that’s a start?

  11. Erica Young June 9, 2024

    7.40% very satisfied? I want to meet these people and get some of their optimism!

    • Kevin June 9, 2024

      Yeah, it’s like they’re living in a different country or something.

      • Erica Young June 9, 2024

        Wouldn’t mind living in their version of reality for a bit!

  12. Manu June 9, 2024

    There’s always a mix of satisfaction and dissatisfaction in any government’s performance. Balance is key.

    • Chan Li June 9, 2024

      Balance maybe, but we need progress more than anything.

      • Manu June 9, 2024

        Absolutely. Balance shouldn’t mean stagnation.

  13. Juana June 9, 2024

    Hoping for transparency moving forward. The government needs to communicate better.

  14. Raj June 9, 2024

    Interestingly, even with dissatisfaction, only 35.95% have no confidence at all. It means there’s room for improvement.

  15. Cameron June 9, 2024

    If the policies they campaigned on aren’t being implemented, what’s the point of voting?

    • Joel P. June 9, 2024

      The voting system needs an overhaul too. It’s all interconnected.

      • Cameron June 9, 2024

        True, but where do we even start? It’s a colossal task.

  16. Order Cannabis Online Order Cannabis Online

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More from ThailandMore posts in Thailand »