Satisfaction with Duterte administration declines — SWS poll

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Rodrigo Duterte

Net satisfaction in the Duterte Administration dropped 12 points, falling one grade to a “very good” rating with a score of +58 in the first quarter of 2018 from the record-high rating of +70 in December 2017, according to the Social Weather Station (SWS).

The quarterly survey found 69% of adult Filipinos remained satisfied with the general performance of the present administration, 11% are dissatisfied, while 18% are neither.

The 12-point decrease was attributed to the net satisfaction decline in Balance Luzon, Mindanao and Metro Manila, combined with a steady score in Visayas.

The National Administration scored the highest in Mindanao with +72, down 15 points from the +87 in December 2017, but remained “excellent.” Similarly, in Balance Luzon, it recorded a +50 rating, down by 17 points from +67 last quarter, but stayed “very good.”

Rating in Metro Manila fell one grade from “excellent” to “very good” as it lost 13 points from +17 in December 2017 to +58 in March 2018. Whereas, score in Visayas was unchanged at +57, the same “very good” rating it recorded since September 2017.

Moreover, the government maintained a “very good” rating in classes ABC with a score of +56 in March 2018, but was down 6 points from +62 in the last quarter. — Charmaine A. Tadalan