Sur­vey says PDut do­ing ‘very good’

Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro - - Front Page - (Ruth Abbey Gita/SunS­tar Philip­pines)

PUB­LIC sat­is­fac­tion with Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo Duterte’s per­for­mance in the first quar­ter of 2018 im­proved in the Visayas, but de­clined in ar­eas in Lu­zon out­side Metro Manila, ac­cord­ing to the lat­est sur­vey by So­cial Weather Sta­tions (SWS).

Among the so­cioe­co­nomic classes, sat­is­fac­tion with Duterte’s per­for­mance also de­clined in Class ABC and E. The big­gest de­cline of 17 per­cent­age points was noted in Class E, as the Pres­i­dent’s war on drugs im­pacts heav­ily on ur­ban poor com­mu­ni­ties.

The Pres­i­dent’s sat­is­fac­tion rat­ing re­mained ex­cel­lent in Min­danao, his baili­wick, and was steady in Metro Manila.

Over­all, the Pres­i­dent con­tin­ued to en­joy a “very good” net sat­is­fac­tion rat­ing of +56, de­spite a two-per­cent­age-point de­cline in his score from the +58 in the last quar­ter of 2017.

Fol­low­ing the re­lease of the SWS sur­vey re­sults, Pres­i­den­tial Spokesper­son Harry Roque Jr. said the Pres­i­dent would con­tinue his re­solve to work “double time” to im­prove the lives of the Filipino peo­ple. Roque said they were pleased with the re­sults, con­sid­er­ing the var­i­ous press­ing is­sues hurled at the Duterte ad­min­is­tra­tion. He said the sur­vey re­sults would in­spire the Pres­i­dent to work harder to ad­dress the prob­lems faced by the coun­try, such as the drug me­nace, crim­i­nal­ity, and ter­ror­ism, in an ef­fort to bring a com­fort­able life to his fel­low Filipinos. “Pub­lic con­fi­dence, as we can see, has re­mained high not­with­stand­ing mat­ters and con­cerns the gov­ern­ment is han­dling. We are thus grate­ful for our peo­ple’s vote of con­fi­dence,” Duterte’s spokesman said in a state­ment. “This would fur­ther in­spire the Pres­i­dent, along with the mem­bers of his Cab­i­net, to work double time in bring­ing the fruits of sus­tained and in­clu­sive growth to the poor­est and marginal­ized sec­tors while en­sur­ing our com­mu­ni­ties re­main safe and se­cure from drugs, crime and ter­ror­ism,” he added.

The March 23 to 27 poll gave Duterte a sat­is­fac­tion rat­ing of 70 per­cent. Only 14 per­cent ex­pressed dis­sat­is­fac­tion, while 17 per­cent were am­biva­lent on the mat­ter, re­sult­ing in a net rat­ing of +56, clas­si­fied as “very good” by the SWS.

The sur­vey showed that the Pres­i­dent en­joyed a 12-per­cent­age-point in­crease in his net sat­is­fac­tion rat­ing in the Visayas, re­ported at +65 in the first quar­ter com­pared to +53 in the last quar­ter of 2017. Both scores are con­sid­ered “very good.”

How­ever, he suf­fered a de­cline of 11 per­cent­age points in Bal­ance Lu­zon, caus­ing his net sat­is­fac­tion score to fall by one grade to “good” +39 in March from “very good” +50 in De­cem­ber.

Duterte’s net sat­is­fac­tion in his baili­wick in Min­danao re­mained “ex­cel­lent,” at +82 in March, up by two-per­cent­age points from +80 in De­cem­ber.

In Metro Manila, his score was steady at “very good,” de­clin­ing only by a per­cent­age point to March’s +54 from De­cem­ber’s +55.

The poll­ster also no­ticed de­clines in the Pres­i­dent’s net sat­is­fac­tion across all so­cioe­co­nomic classes, ex­cept in Class D that re­mained un­changed from De­cem­ber’s “very good” +57.

Class E showed the big­gest de­cline of 17 per­cent­age points to “good” +48 in the first quar­ter of 2018 from “very good” +65 in the last quar­ter of 2017.

Duterte’s net sat­is­fac­tion score was also lower by three per­cent­age points in Class ABC (March’s “very good” +63 from De­cem­ber’s “very good” +66).

Re­spon­dents from age groups 25 to 34, 35 to 44, 45 to 54, and 55 and above were sat­is­fied with the Pres­i­dent’s per­for­mance, giv­ing him “very good” net sat­is­fac­tion rat­ings of +69, +52, +56, and +54, re­spec­tively.

He, how­ever, just posted a “good” +46 net sat­is­fac­tion score among those in the 18 to 24 years old bracket.

His net sat­is­fac­tion also stayed “very good” in all ed­u­ca­tional lev­els: +69 among col­lege grad­u­ates; +54 among high school grad­u­ates; +53 among ele­men­tary school grad­u­ates; and +58 among non-ele­men­tary school grad­u­ates.

The SWS in­ter­viewed 1,200 adult re­spon­dents us­ing sam­pling er­ror mar­gins of ±3 per­cent­age points for na­tional per­cent­ages, and ±6 per­cent­age points each for Metro Manila, Bal­ance Lu­zon, Visayas, and Min­danao.

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