Pongsapat retains lead
Pheu Thai Party candidate Pongsaspat Pongcharoen has maintained his lead in the opinion polls as the run-up to the election for Bangkok governor moves into its final two weeks.
A Suan Dusit Poll survey conducted from February 14 to 17 among 4,393 respondents showed Pongsapat ahead of Democrat candidate Sukhumbhand Paribatra by a sizeable margin of 46 per cent to 32 per cent.
However the margin of Pongsapat's lead was much smaller in a Nida poll conducted among 1,485 respondents on Monday and Tuesday, with 26 per cent saying they would vote for Pongsapat, 25 per cent for Sukhumbhand and 36 per cent undecided.
Pongsapat's popularity rating is higher than other candidates in north and east Bangkok, including Thon Buri, while Sukhumbhand scores higher in central Bangkok.