Yingluck Shinawatra chosen by poll respondents as “virtuous politician”

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BANGKOK, 19 July 2013 (NNT) – The ABAC Poll has revealed that its public opinion poll indicated that Yingluck Shinawatra is the most virtuous politician. At the same time, General Prem Tinsulanonda is a “virtuous senior figure”.

The ABAC Poll surveyed the opinions of 2,102 people in 17 provinces about the upcoming Buddhist holiday and which individual the public thought should be the role model in terms of virtue. The survey found that 66.4% of respondents were able to correctly mark Asalha Puja Day as falling on July 22 this year. However, 74.2% of those surveyed were unaware of the significance of the major Buddhist holiday.

Asked to name a politician who could be a role model in terms of virtues and ethics, 41.7% chose Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. 31.6% picked opposition leader Abhisit Vejjajiva, and 18.4% selected Agriculture Minister Yukhon Limlaemthong.

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