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The Duterte administration has received a “very good” net satisfaction rating in its first three months in office, the latest Social Weather Stations survey released yesterday said.
It also showed that the national government has given a good account of itself in its campaign against illegal drugs.
In the nationwide survey conducted from September 24-27 among 1,200 adult respondents, it found out that 75 percent were satisfied, 17 percent were undecided, and eight percent were dissatisfied with the Duterte administration’s work in the third quarter of 2016.
This translates to a net satisfaction rating (percentage of satisfied minus percentage of dissatisfied) of “very good” +66. SWS terminology for net satisfaction ratings are +70 and above as “excellent;” +50 to +69 “very good;” +30 to +49 “good;” +10 to +29 “moderate;” +9 to –9 “neutral;” -10 to -29 “poor;” -30 to -49 “bad;” -50 to -69 “very bad;” and -70 and below “execrable.”
It noted that the Duterte administration’s net rating is the best among its predecessors, except for President Aquino, during their respective first three months in office. Aquino received a net rating of +64 (73 percent satisfied, nine percent dissatisfied), which is also under the “very good” category.
The Duterte government received an “excellent” grade in its campaign against illegal drugs, which is included for the first time in the SWS report card, in the survey. It received a “very good” grade in eight and “good” in eight national issues surveyed by SWS.
The Duterte administration got an excellent grade of +78 in its campaign against illegal drugs. It gained very good scores in promoting human rights (+63), helping the poor (+63), promoting the welfare of overseas Filipino workers (+62), fighting crimes (+58), eradicating graft and corruption (+57), fighting terrorism (+55), defending the country’s territorial rights (+53), and distributing lands to deserving tillers under land reform (+53).
(ELLALYN B. DE VERA)