President Duterte, who is marking his 100 days in office today, is off to a good start with a public satisfaction rating of “very good” +64, the latest Social Weather Stations survey released yesterday said.
In the nationwide non-commissioned survey conducted from September 24 to 27 among 1,200 respondents, 76 percent said they were satisfied with President performance in his first three months in office, while 11 percent said they were dissatisfied, bringing the first public satisfaction rating of the President to a “very good” +64 since he assumed office last June 30.
The SWS said that Duterte’s net satisfaction rating is not the highest initial rating for a Philippine President in its surveys since 1986 but it is better than the +60 (71 percent satisfied, 11 percent dissatisfied) net rating received by his predecessor, President Aquino, in October 2010.
The highest rating ever recorded by a Philippine President in the past SWS surveys was +66 garnered by Fidel V. Ramos in September 1992.
Duterte’s net survey rating in Mindanao was “excellent” and “very good” in the Visayas, Metro Manila, and the rest of Luzon.
He gained +85 net rating (88 percent satisfied, four percent dissatisfied) in Mindanao, +62 (75 percent satisfied, 14 percent dissatisfied) in the Visayas, +58 (74 percent satisfied, 16 percent dissatisfied) in Metro Manila, and +57 (70 percent satisfied, 13 percent dissatisfied) in the rest of Luzon.
Meanwhile, Duterte has demonstrated “exemplary” performance in the first three months in office but much more still needs to be done, Malacañang said yesterday.
Even as he welcomed the President’s high public satisfaction rating based on a latest survey, Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said the government must not only sustain the campaign against illegal drugs but also boost efforts to alleviate the plight of poor Filipinos.
“While the Duterte administration’s performance in the past three months is exemplary, this is not the time for complacency,” Andanar said on the eve of the President’s 100th day in office.
“There is much work to be done not only in eliminating the scourge of illegal drugs and crime, but also in fighting poverty and improving the lives of the underprivileged and the powerless,” he said.
(Ellalyn B. de Vera and Genalyn D. Kabiling)