Binay's satisfaction rating drops: SWS


Posted at Oct 06 2015 10:41 AM | Updated as of Oct 06 2015 11:48 PM

MANILA – The net satisfaction rating of Vice President Jejomar Binay dropped in the third quarter of 2015, according to Social Weather Stations (SWS).

The September 2 to 5 survey, published first by BusinessWorld, said Binay's net satisfaction rating dropped by 9 points to a ''good'' +33 (58% satisfied against 25% dissatisfied) from +42 (64% satisfied, 22% dissatisfied) in June.

SWS noted that Binay's net satisfaction rating dropped by 9 points in the third quarter after recovering by 11 points in the second quarter. The vice president had a +31 net satisfaction rating in March this year, his lowest since assuming the post in June 2010.

The pollster said the vice-president's net satisfaction rating has stayed ''good'' since December last year.

In a statement, Binay's spokesperson for political affairs Rico Quicho noted that a majority of the respondents voiced satisfaction with the vice-president.

"In the latest SWS survey, 58% of respondents are satisfied with the work of Vice President Binay. The results of the different surveys strengthen the resolve of the Vice President to continue to fight for his pro-poor programs that he has started in Makati. The Vice President will continue with his provincial trips to directly talk with and listen to the people, and offer them a decisive, effective and inclusive governance," Quicho said.

SWS said Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's rating saw the second biggest drop, falling by 7 points to a ''neutral'' +4 (33 satisfied, 29% dissatisfied) from the '''moderate'' +11 (37% satisfied, 25% dissatisfied) in June.

House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr.'s net satisfaction rating fell by four points to a ''neutral'' +5 (34% satisfied, 29% dissatisfied) from +9.

SWS said only Senate President Franklin Drilon saw his net satisfaction rise. From a ''moderate'' +29 (52% satisfied, 24% dissatisfied) in June, it rose by 13 points and one grade to a ''good'' +42 (61% satisfied, 18% dissatisfied).


Meanwhile, SWS said the Senate's net satisfaction rating rose by 11 points to a ''good'' +44. The pollster said this is the highest in over two years since June 2013.

The House of Representatives' rating rose by 6 points to a ''moderate'' +26, while the Cabinet's went up by four points to a ''moderate'' +16.

The Supreme Court's net satisfaction rating fell five points and one grade to a ''moderate'' +27 from June's ''good'' +32.

The survey involved 1,200 adults nationwide. It had sampling error margins of ±3 points for national percentages.

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''; and those -70 and below as ''execrable.''