Palace: Vote of confidence for Duterte an inspiration

Dharel Placido, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 12 2018 11:29 AM | Updated as of Apr 12 2018 12:30 PM

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte. Albert Alcain, Malacanang Photo

MANILA - Malacañang on Thursday welcomed the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey which showed President Rodrigo Duterte keeping his “very good” net satisfaction score.

SWS said 70 percent of adult Filipinos are satisfied with Duterte's performance, lower by one point from his December 2017 gross satisfaction rating of 71 percent.

This resulted in a +56 net satisfaction rating, slightly lower than Duterte's +58 December rating.

In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the survey shows that public confidence remains high with the President “notwithstanding matters and concerns the government is handling.”

“We are thus grateful for our people's vote of confidence,” he added.

“This would further inspire the President, along with the members of his Cabinet, to work double time in bringing the fruits of sustained and inclusive growth to the poorest and marginalized sectors while ensuring our communities remain safe and secure from drugs, crime and terrorism.”

While Duterte’s net satisfaction scores stayed steady in Metro Manila (+54) and his bailiwick Mindanao (+82), it slid by 11 points in vote rich Balance Luzon (+39) but was offset by a 12-point increase in the Visayas (+65).

In terms of socioeconomic classes, Duterte kept his ratings largely untouched among classes ABC (+63) and D (+57). However, it slid by 17 points among respondents from class E (+48).