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REACH poll: Two in three respondents support PM Lee’s ‘vision’ of Singapore

Posted by temasektimes on August 31, 2012

The majority of Singaporeans support Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s vision of Singapore, according to a quick poll conducted by the government-run REACH forum.

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.

24 Responses to “REACH poll: Two in three respondents support PM Lee’s ‘vision’ of Singapore”

  1. cc chia said

    I almost fell out of my chair laughing when I saw this article about pinky Lee’s speech.

    This joker is also a fool and needs the ST, his brown-nosers and his many sycophants to boost his standing and ego among unfortunate Sinkies who are cursed to be saddled with a PM who does not look after their interests, but only the PAP agenda.

    • Dr Ken MANSUKHANI said

      I was just thinking why there is a. “CC” in front of your name Chia. I guess the answer is clear. Don’t you think so Cxxx Cxxxxxx?

  2. Two in Three on REACH!!!! which is ranked 3972th for Singapore websites according to Alexa in readership

    Compare to Temasek Times – 98th
    Compare to TR Emeritus – 165th
    Compare to TOC – 834th

    BUAI HIAO BAI!!!!

  3. lyv2dy said

    Only the very DAFTs will give even an once of credence to such SPIN put out by the miw-controlled PROPAGANDA machine. Its like their recent claim that the majority of Singaporeans hanged out the Singapore flag for Aug 9. Only one-eyed dragons in white saw this phenomenon…..LOL

  4. Singapuraboi said

    Hmm who did they ask? Our students r already overworked. Look at the back breaking amount of books they r carrying to school? If we allow another bureaucrat to head this stat board we would soon see kindergarten kids carrying a heavy back pack or rather the poor grand parents struggling with the heavy bags. Kids r only young once, pls let them enjoy their childhood.

  5. Singapore leadership is highly respected in Canada. Those whiners complaint about pinoys and PRCs are the lowest level of Singapore society who cannot compete in the Globalization era. Losers you are and you Give Singapore a bad name. Long live Leader Lee Kuan Yew and the PAP.

    • Helen said

      If Kenny Toong likes LKY and PAP so much then what is he in Canada. Kenny should “walk the talk”.

    • Dr Ken MANSUKHANI said

      Dear Kenny Toong
      You are absolutely right. The whole fuck time for these “losers” is solely dedicated to whining, complaining and making more noise. Quite frankly, I am happy that the “old blood” population of loser Singaporeans is vigorously being transfused with “new blood” foreigners. Well done PM LHL and PAP.!!!!! Don’t stop bringing in quality foreigners, please. Old blood losers and whiners are not productive, not appreciative and certainly not worth the while for this country.

      • P Koh said

        You must be young to speak like that and have no respect for the older folks whose contributions to Singapore’s growth you have totally ignored. Do not generalize as not all who whine are losers nor are they complaining for the sake of complaining as some do have good reasons for doing so.

      • Dr Ken MANSUKHANI said

        Well Mr Koh, since you say I am young, I think you must be old. I dare however say that I am older to you. I apologise for my language and for the record say many Singaporeans are whiners, disrespectful to foreign settlers and never ever satisfied with anything our government has done or will be doing for them. As I have said before, if any of these whiners are given the opportunity to run this country for a week, Singapore will sink faster than the Titanic did. Just in case you feel I am a foreigner, no I am not. I am born in Singapore and constructively criticising my very own countryman. The vulgarities you see In my written English, I dedicate to the many whiners who call themselves Singaporeans. Thank you for your listening ear, Sir. Cheers!

  6. Jack said

    IMHO, the result shows that the support for PM Lee policies is pretty low as compare to number of parliament seats PAP won. I also question how REACH reach out in their survey?

  7. Submitter69 said

    77% of Respondents ? In the first place,how many people did they poll ? Another piece of face saving bullshit !

    • ah loong said

      The PAPies have a special formula to compute the outcome of any poll.
      If you recall, 60% votes translate to 93% seats in parliament.
      So 40% support for PM Lee will be projected as 60%,
      hence exaggerated as 2 out of 3. it can be deemed as massaging the numbers to maturbate the PM.

  8. i say what i think only said

    why they so humble? should say 99% love it, according to a research done at island-wide RC and CC committee members. the 1% is absentee.

  9. P Koh said

    Any vision for the betterment of society or the building of a better Home with Hope and Heart for the people is obviously welcomed. However, most politicians usually make promises in election campaignes but what is more important is the ability to deliver what are being promised and the time frame to do so. Only when the delivery is done, can there be celebration and the dreams of the populace be fulfilled. Mitt Romney today promised 12 millions jobs if he is elected President in November and I wonder whether the American people will ever ask him where and how he is going to get them.!?

  10. Jaded said

    statistics cannot be trusted… 99.99% of people know that

    • good thinker did not need statistic said

      You are right!

      good and kind thinker does not need statistics. The reasoning power is much better than statistic, like Einstein say, imagination is better than knowledge

  11. Goebbels said

    99% of respondents in a poll conducted by a gay website support homosexuality.

  12. Two in three is at least 66.6%. Mod, get your facts (and your maths) right

  13. sleepy said

    it is known that survey questions can be biased to obtain the “desired results”….

    • sleepy said

      An example quoted from the following URL

      http://www.yes-minister.com/ypmseas1a.htm

      Sir Humphrey: “You know what happens: nice young lady comes up to you. Obviously you want to create a good impression, you don’t want to look a fool, do you? So she starts asking you some questions: Mr. Woolley, are you worried about the number of young people without jobs?”
      Bernard Woolley: “Yes”
      Sir Humphrey: “Are you worried about the rise in crime among teenagers?”
      Bernard Woolley: “Yes”
      Sir Humphrey: “Do you think there is a lack of discipline in our Comprehensive schools?”
      Bernard Woolley: “Yes”
      Sir Humphrey: “Do you think young people welcome some authority and leadership in their lives?”
      Bernard Woolley: “Yes”
      Sir Humphrey: “Do you think they respond to a challenge?”
      Bernard Woolley: “Yes”
      Sir Humphrey: “Would you be in favour of reintroducing National Service?”
      Bernard Woolley: “Oh…well, I suppose I might be.”
      Sir Humphrey: “Yes or no?”
      Bernard Woolley: “Yes”
      Sir Humphrey: “Of course you would, Bernard. After all you told you can’t say no to that. So they don’t mention the first five questions and they publish the last one.”
      Bernard Woolley: “Is that really what they do?”
      Sir Humphrey: “Well, not the reputable ones no, but there aren’t many of those. So alternatively the young lady can get the opposite result.”
      Bernard Woolley: “How?”
      Sir Humphrey: “Mr. Woolley, are you worried about the danger of war?”
      Bernard Woolley: “Yes”
      Sir Humphrey: “Are you worried about the growth of armaments?”
      Bernard Woolley: “Yes”
      Sir Humphrey: “Do you think there is a danger in giving young people guns and teaching them how to kill?”
      Bernard Woolley: “Yes”
      Sir Humphrey: “Do you think it is wrong to force people to take up arms against their will?”
      Bernard Woolley: “Yes”
      Sir Humphrey: “Would you oppose the reintroduction of National Service?”
      Bernard Woolley: “Yes”
      Sir Humphrey: “There you are, you see Bernard. The perfect balanced sample.”

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