The Master Poll has found that junta chief Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha is on top of the people's choice, supported by 32.1 per cent of respondents, as the next prime minister.
The Master Poll of the Thai Researchers in Community Happiness Association, TRICHA) was conducted among 2,087 people in 15 provinces from June 23 to 28.
Assoc Prof Dr Chet Ratchadaphnnathikul said Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva came second as the people’s choice as the next PM with 13.9 per cent of the respondents supporting him.
Suthep Thaugsuban, secretary general of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee, came third with 8.4 per cent of support and Democrat chief advisor came fourth with 8.1 per cent of support. And 6.9 per cent of the respondents preferred former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra for the post.