THE majority of Filipinos have remained satisfied with President Rodrigo Duterte’s performance as chief executive, results of a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed.
Duterte’s net satisfaction rating went up from plus-60 in December to plus-66 in the first quarter of the year, still in the “very good” range.
The survey found that 79 percent of adult Filipinos were satisfied with Duterte’s performance, while only 13 percent was dissatisfied. The other 8 percent, meanwhile, was undecided.
This represents a 5-point increase from 74 percent gross satisfaction in December, while dissatisfaction fell by 2 percentage points from 15 percent.
Duterte’s plus-66 score ties a personal high he set in June 2017.
SWS attributed the rise in Duterte’s net satisfaction rating to increases in his rating across Metro Manila, Balance Luzon, and Visayas, where he maintained his “very good” rating.
Duterte, who hails from Davao City, maintained his “excellent” rating in Mindanao, with a new record-high plus-88 score in March 2019, up by 15 points from his plus-73 in December 2018.
He also enjoyed an increase in his satisfaction rating in all socio-economic classes and in all age groups.
In social classes A, B, and C, Duterte set a record-high plus-69 score, a 7-point increase from his plus-62 “very good” rating in December 2018.
He also set a record-high plus-68 score from class D or the “masa” (masses) class, up 10 points from his plus-58 rating in December 2018.
Duterte’s satisfaction rating remained “very good” in class E, although his plus-58 score in March went down by 7 points from his plus-65 rating in December.
The first quarter survey, conducted from March 28 to 31, 2019, was done using face-to-face interviews of 1,440 adults nationwide and has a plus/minus 2.6-percent margin of error for national percentages.