SWS: 6 out of 10 Filipinos believe Duterte will fulfill promises

“President Rodrigo Duterte will fulfill most, if not all, his promises,” roughly 63% Filipinos, or about 6 out of 10 respondents believe so as per the results of the June 24 to 26 Social Weather Stations (SWS) poll.

Comprising this 63% are 22% Filipinos who believe that the president could live up to “all or nearly all” of his promises and about 41% who think he could fulfill “most” of these promises.

Approximately 32% of the respondents believe that President Rody will only be able to fulfill just “a few” of his promises, 3% have refused to give an answer while only 1% have said that the President will achieve “almost none or none” of his promises, the results of the poll showed.

Poll results showed optimism was seen to be highest in Mindanao at 75% (with 26% who say Duterte will fulfill “all or almost all” of his promises and 49% who believe that “most” of these promises will actually be accomplished), followed by 66% in Metro Manila (24% “all or almost all” and 42% “most”), 60% in “Balance Luzon” (22% “all or almost all” and 38% “most), and 54% in the Visayas region (18% “all or almost all” and 36% “most).

Respondents from social classes A, B and C showed to have the most optimism that President Duterte will actually make good of his promises at 69% confidence (17% “all or almost all” and 52% “most”) followed by those from Class E at 65% (19% “all or almost all” and 46% “most”) and those respondents from social Class D at 63% (24% “all or almost all and 39% “most).

The SWS poll had 1,200 adult respondents in total. Among these respondents, 65% of women and 63% men believe that the President could fulfill most, if not all, his promises. The survey conducted had sampling error margins of ±3 percent for national percentages, and ±6 percent each for Metro Manila, “Balance Luzon,” Visayas and Mindanao.

Rodrigo Duterte, whose platform has promised to deliver change by eradicating corruption, curbing criminality and illegal drugs has catapulted him to the presidency, is set to bare his legislative agenda in his first State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday afternoon. — SV