Arroyo keeps 'poor' satisfaction rating; Bersamin's rating stays 'moderate'
MANILA - Vice President Leni Robredo saw an increase in her satisfaction ratings, while Senate President Vicente Sotto III maintained his "very good" rating, results of a new Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed Wednesday.
The March 2019 survey found that Robredo's net satisfaction rating climbed back up to a "good" +42, 15 points up from December's "moderate" +27 rating.
Some 63 percent of adult Filipinos were satisfied with Robredo's performance while 21 percent were dissatisfied, SWS said.
The polling agency attributed the increase in the vice president's rating to increases on her satisfaction rating in Balance Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
Robredo, however, saw a 2-point decline in her rating in Metro Manila. It stayed at "moderate" but went down to +14 in March from +16 in December 2018.
Sotto's satisfaction rating remained at a "very good" +61 between December 2018 and March 2019.
According to SWS, this was due to increases in his ratings in Mindanao and Balance Luzon, combined with a 10-point drop in Metro Manila, and a steady score in the Visayas.
This is equivalent to 71 percent of adult Filipinos who were satisfied with his performance and 10 percent dissatisfied.
House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's satisfaction rating, meanwhile, remained "poor," even with a 4-point increase from December's -21 to -17 in March.
This is equivalent to 29 percent of adult Filipinos who were satisfied with her performance as and 46 percent dissatisfied.
SWS said the increase in Arroyo's rating could be attributed to increases in her ratings in Balance Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, with a 3-point decline in Metro Manila.
Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin, on the other hand, received a "moderate" +14, up by 3 points from December's +11 satisfaction rating.
The survey found that 36 percent were satisfied with Bersamin's performance as head of the Supreme Court, while 20 percent were dissatisfied.
SWS said the increase in Bersamin's rating could be attributed to increases in his ratings in Balance Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, with a 20-point decline in Metro Manila.
It can be recalled that the 69-year-old Bersamin assumed the top judiciary post in November 2018 following the retirement of Teresita Leonardo-De Castro.
The March 2019 SWS survey was conducted from Mar. 28 to 31, 2019 using face-to-face interviews with 1,440 adults.