Duterte administration keeps ‘very good’ satisfaction score — SWS
MANILA, Jan 10 (Mabuhay) — Satisfaction with President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration remained “very good” in the last quarter of 2016, according to the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey released on Tuesday.
SWS said of the 1,500 adults surveyed nationwide, 73 percent were satisfied with the national government, 12 percent were not satisfied and 15 percent were undecided.
The result gave the Duterte administration a net satisfaction rating of +61, down five from the third quarter SWS survey result of +66 (75 percent satisfied, eight percent dissatisfied).
The survey was conducted from December 3 to 6. It was sampling error margins of ±3 points for national percentages, ±4 for “Balance Luzon” and ±6 points for Metro Manila, the Visayas and Mindanao.
No administration got the excellent mark in SWS surveys.
Both the administrations of Duterte and former President Benigno Aquino III got “very good” satisfaction ratings in their first two quarters.
The past administration had +64 satisfaction ratings in the September and November 2010 surveys of the SWS.
The survey said that the respondents believe the Duterte administration was “very good” at:
helping the poor (+66)
promoting human rights (+56)
defending the Philippines territorial rights (+54)
providing jobs (+51)
fighting crimes (+50)
developing science and technology (+50)
‘Good’ at addressing extrajudicial killings
The SWS, meanwhile, said that it had included the topic of extrajudicial killings in its government report card for the first time.
Some officials and sectors have branded some cases of killings of drug suspects as extrajudicial killings, particularly those perpetrated by unidentified gunmen.
The Philippine National Police has classified these cases as deaths under investigation.
The Duterte administration got a “good” rating of +40 for extrajudicial killings.
The other issues that the Duterte administration got “good” ratings were:
ensuring an efficient transportation system (+48)
foreign relations (+46)
eradicating graft and corruption (+45)
fighting terrorism (+41)
ensuring that no family will ever be hungry (+34)
reconciliation with Muslim rebels (+33)
reconciliation with communist rebels (+30)
The respondents gave the administration moderate ratings in fighting inflation (+25) and recovering the Marcos ‘hidden wealth’ (+24), another topic that was also included in the survey for the first time.
Dropping support from poor?
The survey firm said the Duterte administration’s satisfaction rating from the “masa” or Class D has dropped seven points to +61.
Satisfaction with the administration in Mindanao, meanwhile, stayed excellent at +78 and very good in Visayas at +58.
In Balance Luzon, Duterte also maintained the very good rating at +56 and very good in Metro Manila at +53.
The administration’s net satisfaction scores across socioeconomic classes stayed very good — +62 for Class E and +55 for Class ABC, the SWS said. (MNS)