SC, Senate, Cabinet satisfaction ratings drop: SWS


Posted at Apr 20 2018 07:43 PM | Updated as of Apr 21 2018 09:14 AM

MANILA- Public satisfaction ratings of the Supreme Court, Senate, and President Rodrigo Duterte's Cabinet saw a decline in the first quarter of the year, according to a new survey by pollster Social Weather Stations (SWS). 

Results of the March 2018 survey showed that the Supreme Court suffered its lowest public satisfaction rating in nearly six years since its moderate +13 rating in May 2012.

Satisfaction ratings of the high court dropped from "good" to moderate" with a 17-point decline from +37 in December 2017 to +20 in March 2018. 

Net satisfaction with the Senate fell by one grade to "good" from December's "very good" with an 11-point decline from +56 to +45, the lowest rating the chamber has received in nearly 2 years since its good +41 rating in April 2016.

Duterte's Cabinet, meanwhile, saw a 10-point decline from the record-high +38 or "good" in December to +28 in March equivalent to "moderate."

SWS said the rating is the lowest the President's Cabinet has received since its moderate +22 rating in April 2016.

Public satisfaction with the House of Representatives meanwhile stayed "good" despite an 8-point decline from December's +43 rating to +35 this March.

The first quarter SWS survey was conducted from March 23 to 27, 2018 using face-to-face interviews of 1,200 adults nationwide.

It has a ±3 percent margin of error for national percentages and ±6% each for Metro Manila, Balance Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.