SWS Survey result means elevated expectations of Aquino

BusinessWorld and SWS published the result of a survey they took:

Results of the poll, made exclusive to BusinessWorld, found 44% of the respondents saying they expect Mr. Aquino to keep most or all of the pledges made in his July 26 State of the Nation Address (SONA), more than double the 19% who said the same of then-President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo after her first SONA in 2001.

Awareness of Mr. Aquino’s first speech to Congress after taking office on June 30 was also high at 78%, the SWS said, compared to the 44% for Mrs. Arroyo.

Nearly half or 48% of the respondents, meanwhile, believe Mr. Aquino is serving the interests of the poor, significantly higher than the 25% and 19% who said so of Mrs. Arroyo in 2003 and 2007, respectively.

A political analyst said the results of the Sept. 24-27 survey reflected the support Mr. Aquino received during the May 2010 elections.

A Palace official, meanwhile, said the president remained “attuned” to the public and had laid the groundwork to achieve his promises during his first 100 days in office.

The SWS asked 1,200 adults nationwide, via face-to-face interviews, “In your opinion, how many of the promises of Pres. Noynoy Aquino can be fulfilled?”. Nine percent responded “all or nearly all”, 35% “most”, 50% “a few” and 4% “almost none.”

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