Getting to the bottom of PM poll of polls

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon should examine if the public fears they are trying to prolong their rule.

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has every reason to be miffed with pollsters.

The latest survey conducted and released last week by King Prajadhipok's Institute (KPI) indicated former premier Thaksin Shinawatra, who was ousted in 2006, ranked as the most popular prime minister over the past 15 years.

Mr Thaksin had a higher approval rating than Gen Prayut at 93% in 2003, but this dropped to 77.2% in 2006.

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