REACH poll: Two in three respondents support PM Lee’s ‘vision’ of Singapore
Posted by temasektimes on August 31, 2012
Two in three respondents in the poll agreed that Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s vision of Singapore as a Home with Hope and Heart resonated with them.
In an inspiring speech during the National Day Rally last week which touched the hearts of many Singaporeans, PM Lee called on Singaporeans to work together with him to write the next chapter of Singapore’s history which has been scripted by the ruling party since independence.
77 percent of respondents in the same poll welcomed the ideas raised in the Rally on promoting parenthood such as work life balance, giving couples with young children housing priority, paternity leave and medisave account for each newborn to defray childhood medical expenses.
71 percent also support measures such as having a new statutory board to oversee pre-school education, raising the quality of programmes for pre-schoolers, upgrading pre-school teacher gaining and giving more support to children from middle and lower income families can help improve the standard of pre-school education.
PM Lee’s speech was well received by all quarters of society, including the elected ‘opposition’ in parliament whose MPs have strongly endorsed his vision by their collective silence.