Roughly 88 percent of adult Filipinos trust President Benigno Simeon "Noynoy" Aquino III even though only 14 percent believe he can fulfill all of his campaign promises, the latest Social Weather Stations survey said.
The survey, conducted June 25 to 28, or a few days before Aquino's June 30 inauguration, found that 88 percent of adult Filipinos have "much trust" in the President while only four percent have "little trust" in him, earning him a "very good" net trust rating of +83, with the figures correctly rounded.
Despite his high trust rating, however, the survey found that only 14 percent believe can fulfill all of his campaign promises. A slightly higher percentage of Filipinos (19 percent) believe he can fulfill almost all of his oaths but majority (53 percent) thinks he can only deliver a few of his campaign vows.
About five percent doubt Aquino would be able to fulfill any campaign promise while four percent say he can fulfill almost none of his pledges.
The survey was conducted using face-to-face interviews with 1,200 adults in Metro Manila, the Balance of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, has sampling error margins of ±3% for national percentages, ±6% for area percentages.
The SWS said the survey was not commissioned by any individual or group and was only the product of the poll firm's "own initiative."
In a press briefing at Camp Aguinaldo, Aquino said he was "elated" over his high trust rating.
"Lalong nagiging impetus sa amin ito na lalong pagbutihin ang aming trabaho para ma-maintain yun (This becomes an impetus for us to do better at our jobs to maintain that)," he said.
For the SWS's net trust ratings, +50 and above are considered "very good"; +30 to +49 are "good"; +10 to +29 are "moderate", +9 to -9 are "neutral"; -10 to -29 are "poor"; -30 to -49 are "bad"; and -50 or lower are "very bad."
Aquino's predecessor, former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, suffered from negative satisfaction ratings especially as the end of her term drew nearer.
According to the SWS, Aquino's net trust ratings were "very good" in all areas and classes.
His net trust rating, rounded off, was highest in the Visayas at +87 (91 percent much trust, 3 percent little trust).
This was followed by Balance Luzon at +84 (88 percent much trust, 4 percent little trust), Metro Manila at +84 (88 percent much trust, 4 percent little trust), and Mindanao at +79 (84 percent much trust, 6 percent little trust).
The ABC or upper-middle class gave Aquino the highest net trust ratings at +88 (90 percent much trust, 2 percent little trust), the SWS said.
The D class, or the masa, gave him a rating of +83 (88 percent much trust, 4 percent little trust), and class E gave him +82 (87% much trust, 5% little trust), the SWS added.
Binay scores high, too
Vice-President Jejomar Binay also had a "very good" net trust rating of +69, with 77 percent saying they have much trust in him and only eight percent claiming they have little trust in him.
Like Aquino, Binay had "very good" trust ratings in all areas and classes, said the SWS. The former Makati City mayor got the highest rating in Balance Luzon at +73 (79 percent much trust, 6 percent little trust), followed by Metro Manila at +69 (77 percent much trust, 8 percent little trust).
Mindanao gave him a net trust rating of +67 (76 percent much trust, 8 percent little trust), while the Visayas gave him +64 (76 percent much trust, 11 percent little trust, correctly rounded).
Binay is most trusted by Class E at +77 (82 percent much trust, 5 percent little trust), followed by class D at +67 (76 percent much trust, 8 percent little trust, correctly rounded).
He is not as popular with the upper-middle or class ABC, which gave him a rating of +64 net satisfaction rating (76 percent much trust, 12 percent little trust).
Arroyo less popular than Aquino
In contrast to the new President, former President Arroyo received a lower rating from Metro Manila residents when she took over former President Joseph Estrada after "EDSA Dos," the Second People Power Revolution in 2001.
Around 53 percent found her replacement of Estrada was "acceptable" to them while 26 percent said it was "not acceptable."
Arroyo posted her highest net satisfaction rating of +30 in March 2004 (55 percent satisfied, 25 percent dissatisfied).
Jam Sisante, GMA News TV