By Alexandria Dennise San Juan
At least 48% of Filipinos believed that President Rodrigo Duterte can keep all or most of the promises he made during his administration, the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed.
The fourth quarter 2018 Social Weather Survey found that 48% of adult Filipinos expect President Duterte to fulfill most, if not all, of his promises.
This includes the 13% of those who said President Duterte can fulfill “all or nearly all,” and 35% saying he can fulfill “most” of his promises.
In the survey conducted from December 16-19, a total of 1,440 respondents nationwide were asked how many of the President’s promises can be fulfilled.
In contrast, at least 46% answered “a few,” while 6% said “none or almost none.”
The December 2018 survey result showed that those expecting most, if not all, of President Duterte’s promises to be fulfilled, increased by 2 points from 46% (14% all or nearly all, 32% most) in March 2018.
It is also 13 points higher from a personal record-low of 35% (8% all or nearly all, 27% most) in 2017.
When the question was first asked in June 2016, 63% (22% all or nearly all, 41% most) expected most, if not all, of President Duterte’s promises to be fulfilled, before it declined to 56% (15% all or nearly all, 41% most) in September 2016 and 52% (17% all or nearly all, 35% most) in March 2017.
It then fell to a personal record-low of 35% in September 2017, just after the President’s one-year mark in office, before recovering to 46% in March 2018 and 48% in December 2018.
Meanwhile, those expecting that most, if not all, of President Duterte’s promises can be fulfilled gave him higher net satisfaction ratings (% satisfied minus % dissatisfied) compared to those who expect only a few or almost none/none of his promises can be fulfilled.
The President’s net satisfaction rating was an “excellent” +85 among those who say he can fulfill all or nearly all of his promises, an “excellent” +80 among those expecting he can fulfill most of his promises, and a “good” +46 among those who say he can fulfill a few of his promises.
These figures are all higher than their September 2017 and March 2018 counterparts.
However, it was a “neutral” -7 among those expecting almost none or none of President Duterte’s promises can be fulfilled.
This is somewhat similar to the “neutral” -8 in March 2018, and higher than the poor -29 in September 2017.
The current numbers of Filipinos who believe that President Duterte can keep his promise is also higher than former Presidents Gloria Arroyo, and Noynoy Aquino.
Only 19% in September 2001 expected Arroyo to fulfill most, if not all, of her promises which includes 64% percent expected a few and 16% expected almost none or none.
In September 2010, 44% expected Aquino to fulfill most, if not all, of his promises. Fifty percent expected a few and 4% expected almost none or none.#