Six out of 10 Filipinos believe President Rodrigo Duterte can deliver most, if not all, of his promises during his term, a Social Weather Stations survey revealed Monday.
The survey, conducted last June 24 to 27 before his June 30 inauguration, showed that 63% of Filipinos expect Duterte "to fulfill most, if not all, of his promises."
Twenty-two percent said Mr. Duterte could fulfill "all or nearly all" of his promises while 41 percent said he could fulfill “most” of his promises.
A total of 1,200 adults participated in the nationwide survey, consisting of 300 each in Metro Manila, Balance Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao (sampling error margins of ±3% for national percentages, and ±6% each for Metro Manila, Balance Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao). The results of the survey were first published in BusinessWorld.
That consisted of 22% saying that Mr. Duterte could fulfill “all or nearly all” and 41% saying he could fulfill “most” of his promises.
The survey showed 32 percent of respondents expect President Duterte to fulfill "a few" of his promises, 1% said “none or almost none,” while 3% could not answer.
Optimism was highest in Mindanao at 75%, consisting of 26% who said “all or almost all” promises will be fulfilled and 49% who said “most”.
Sixty-nine percent of the respondents belonging to Class ABC, 65% of those in Class E and 63% of those in D said President Duterte can fulfill most, if not all, of his promises, SWS said.
President Duterte is set to deliver his first State of the Nation Address later Monday.
Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar earlier said Duterte's speech will rouse love of country among Filipinos.
Acclaimed director Brillante Mendoza has been tapped to direct the event, pro bono.
Leftist militants, for their part, have vowed not mount rallies during the SONA, but march instead in support of the new President.