Picked as PAP’s first assistant secretary-general last November, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat has been portrayed in media outlets as the most likely candidate to be the next Prime Minister of Singapore.
When asked about their impressions of Heng Swee Keat, 59% of Singaporeans think of him in a positive light while 22% of Singaporeans have yet to form any opinions of him.
Three in five Singaporeans are confident that Heng Swee Keat has what it takes to be the next Prime Minister. They identify his top three personal traits for the job as experience (47%), economic credentials (44%) and his calm demeanor (42%).
At this stage, 17% of Singaporeans have still not made up their mind whether Heng Swee Keat should be the next Prime Minister or not. This figure is more than double (36%) for those aged between 15-24 years old. The top concern among Singaporeans about his suitability is his health status and medical history (43%).