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President Duterte maintained a “very good” net public satisfaction rating in the fourth quarter survey conducted by the Social Weather Stations released yesterday.
The survey conducted among 1,500 adults nationwide from December 3 to 6 said 77 percent of the respondents were satisfied with the performance of the President. Thirteen percent said they are not while 10 percent were undecided for a +63 net satisfaction rating.
Duterte’s net satisfaction rating is one point down from last September’s +64.
SWS classifies net satisfaction ratings of at least +70 as “excellent”; +50 to +69 as “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”; as well as -70 and below, “execrable.”
The Chief Executive kept an “excellent” rating in his bailiwick Mindanao but dropped 11 points to +74 from September’s +85. He has “very good” ratings with +61 (from +62) in the Visayas; +60 (from +57) in Balance Luzon; and +59 (from +58) in Metro Manila.
Fifty one percent of the respondents said that the President’s habit of publicly cursing foreign officials whom he doesn’t like could harm the Philippines’ relations with other countries or institutions. Thirty three percent disagreed while 17 percent said they were undecided.
Malacañang yesterday appealed for understanding on Duterte’s “colorful language” which the survey showed has caused concern especially among respondents in his stronghold of Mindanao.
It thanked the public for its continuous strong support to the Chief Executive.
“Surveys are snapshots of our people’s sentiments at any given time. We are thus grateful to the Filipino people for giving the President two consecutive ‘very good’ net satisfaction ratings,” said Presidential Communications Operations Secretary Martin Andanar in a statement.
Andanar said the continuous strong support for the President and his administration “will serve as an inspiration for him to redouble his energy to be true to his oath of office and fulfill his promise of getting rid of drugs, crime, and corruption in our society.” (ELENA L. ABEN • VANNE ELAINE P. TERROZOLA)