Vice-President, Senate leader keep steady ratings in Q3 SWS poll

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THE country’s top officials, apart from President Rodrigo R. Duterte, remained at their steady ratings in the latest poll by the Social Weather Stations.

The Third Quarter 2018 Social Weather Survey, conducted September 15-23, found 57% satisfied and 23% dissatisfied with the performance of Vice-President Maria Leonor G. Robredo, which led to a net satisfaction rating (% satisfied minus % dissatisfied) of “good” +34, up two points from Ms. Robredo’s +32 in June.

Ms. Robredo’s two-point improvement was due to increases of 9 points in Metro Manila, 8 points in Mindanao, and 2 points in Balance Luzon, combined with an 11-point decline in the Visayas.

Also in the poll, 68% were satisfied and 13% were dissatisfied with Senate President Vicente C. Sotto III, leading to his net satisfaction rating of “very good” +55, , up by 1 point from +54 in June.

Mr. Sotto’s net satisfaction rating rose 6 points in Balance Luzon and 3 points in Mindanao, but fell 4 points in the Visayas and 11 points in Metro Manila.

In her first rating as House Speaker, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo had a “neutral” -4 (34% satisfied and 38% dissatisfied). Her net satisfaction was highest in the Visayas at “neutral” +8, followed by Mindanao at “neutral” -3, Balance Luzon at “neutral” -4, and Metro Manila at “poor” -25.

Chief Justice Teresita De Castro’s overall net satisfaction rating was a “neutral” +4 (33% satisfied and 29% dissatisfied). It was “neutral” in all areas and highest in Balance Luzon at +9, followed by Visayas at +5, Mindanao at +2, and Metro Manila at -7.

The noncommissioned survey was conducted using face-to-face interviews of 1,500 adults (18 years old and above) nationwide: 600 in Balance Luzon, and 300 each in Metro Manila, Visayas, and Mindanao (sampling error margins of ±3% for national percentages, ±4% for Balance Luzon, and ±6% each for Metro Manila, Visayas, and Mindanao).