P Noy’s performance rating improves
The Filipinos’ satisfaction with the performance of President Aquino in the past three months further improved in the third quarter Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey results.
SWS said 64 percent expressed satisfaction with President
Aquino’s work, with 22 percent signifying their dissatisfaction. Meanwhile, 14 percent were undecided on the matter.
This brings to “good” +41 (percentage of satisfied minus percentage of dissatisfied) the net satisfaction rating of President Aquino, which is 11 points higher than the “good” +30 (57 percent satisfied, 27 percent dissatisfied) registered in June.
Net satisfaction ratings of +70 and above is classified by SWS as “excellent;” +50 to +69, “very good;” +30 to +49, “good;” +10 to +29, “moderate;” +9 to -9, “neutral;” -10 to -29, “poor;” -30 to -49, “bad;” -50 to -69, “very bad;” and -70 and below, “execrable.”
Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said the surge in the President’s satisfaction rating shows the continuing confidence in the reform agenda of the Aquino administration as well as its efforts toward inclusive economic growth.
“This latest vote of confidence from the public confirms the significance of our strides toward inclusivity. The effects of Daang Matuwid are visible all around us: from ongoing or recently completed infrastructure projects to credit rating upgrades and improvements in global surveys, among many other signs of progress,” Lacierda said.
“Over the past five years, the administration has continually sought to better the lives of Filipinos through widespread reforms and the expansion of social programs such as Phil Health and the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program,” he said.
In March, the President’s net satisfaction dipped to its lowest rating of “moderate” +11 following the January 25 Mamasapano incident. However, it bounced back to “good” level in June.
The result of the latest survey, which was conducted by SWS last September 2-5 among 1,200 respondents, was first published in Business World yesterday.
SWS attributed the increase in overall net satisfaction rating of President Aquino to the significant improvements among geographical classes, except Mindanao, and socio-economic classes.
President Aquino increased by 16 points in the rest of Luzon at +46 (67 percent satisfied, 21 percent dissatisfied) from +30 (56 percent satisfied, 26 percent dissatisfied) in June.
Likewise, it improved in the Visayas at +50 (67 percent satisfied, 17 percent dissatisfied), up by 15 points from the +35 (62 percent satisfied, 27 percent dissatisfied) in the previous quarter.
It also rose by 10 points in Metro Manila at +18 (53 percent satisfied, 35 percent dissatisfied) from +8 (46 percent satisfied, 38 percent dissatisfied) in the last quarter.
Meanwhile, satisfaction rating of the President in Mindanao at +39 (61 percent satisfied, 22 percent dissatisfied) is similar to the +39 (63 percent satisfied, 23 percent dissatisfied) in June.
President Aquino’s satisfaction rating also saw improvements in rural and urban areas at +46 (66 percent satisfied, 20 percent dissatisfied) from +31 (59 percent satisfied, 28 percent dissatisfied), and +32 (59 percent satisfied, 27 percent dissatisfied) from +29 (56 percent satisfied, 27 percent dissatisfied), respectively.
On satisfaction ratings across socioeconomic classes, President Aquino’s rating also improved among the poorest class E and class D or “masa.”
Among the class E, satisfaction rating increased by 15 points to +49 (67 percent satisfied, 18 percent dissatisfied) from +34 (58 percent satisfied, 23 percent dissatisfied).
It also increased among the class E from +27 (57 percent satisfied, 29 percent dissatisfied) in June to +39 (63 percent satisfied, 23 percent dissatisfied), at present.
Meanwhile, it stayed at +44 among upper-to-middle classes ABC at +44 (69 percent satisfied, 25 percent dissatisfied) in September. (With a report from Madel S. Namit)