The day after, majority fully trust Aquino will deliver, survey says
July 1, 2010
MAKATI CITY July 1 --- A day after his march to history, Pres. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino created a common feeling of well-being in the air at least among Filipinos in the national capital region where 54% of those polled said that they have “full trust” that the new president will perform his sworn duty well and deliver on his promises.
This was the result of a one-day survey made by StratPOLLS today among 500 adult respondents in eight cities in the metropolis namely Quezon City, Valenzuela, Pasig, Pasay, Caloocan, Las Piñas, Manila and Makati.
Thirty seven percent said that they have “little trust” in Aquino even as 5% said that they have “some mistrust” and 3% said that they “do not trust” him at all with 1% expressing no opinion .
This means that Aquino did not only hit the ground running with his fiery speech but also scored initially well among residents of the metropolis.
“It is clear that a great majority of the people liked what he said, approved of what he said and accepted what he promised he would deliver.
“Aquino appears to be on the right track right from the start,” said Prof. Alfredo S. Sureta, Jr., executive director of StratPOLLS.
Full approval rating for Aquino was highest in Makati City at 72%, and lowest in Manila at 32% with the rest scoring this way: Quezon City 48% full approval, Pasig 56%, Pasay 60%, Caloocan 60% and Las Piñas 48%.
When asked to name at least three topics in his speech that appealed to them the most, 58% liked the one where he made reference to the ban on indiscriminate and illegal use of “wang-wang” (blaring siren), 54% the fight against corruption and the possible prosecution of corrupt officials in the past government, and 52% Aquino’s reference to “no more patronage politics.”