Robredo, Arroyo's net satisfaction ratings dip: SWS

Gillan Ropero, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 24 2019 01:02 PM

MANILA - The number of Filipinos satisfied with the performance of Vice President Leni Robredo and former House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo went down in the second quarter, a Social Weather Stations survey showed Tuesday.

Robredo's rating declined to a "moderate" +28 from +42 "good" in March after a drop in all areas except Metro Manila.

More than half or 57 percent out of 1,200 Filipinos said they were satisfied with the Vice President's performance, while 29 percent said they were dissatisfied.

This was in contrast to a recent Pulse Asia survey where Robredo received higher approval and trust ratings.

Arroyo, meanwhile, remained the least popular top government official with a "poor" -20 rating towards the end of her term as House Speaker versus a "poor -17" in the previous quarter.

The survey found 49 percent of Filipinos were dissatisfied with Arroyo's performance while 29 percent were satisfied.

Arroyo was sworn in as the country's first woman Speaker after a power tussle with Davao del Norte Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez that eclipsed President Rodrigo Duterte's State of the Nation Address last year.

Senate President Vicente "Tito" Sotto III and Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin kept their "very good" and "moderate" ratings, receiving +60 and +13, respectively.

The public's perception of the Senate remained "very good" at +63, while the House of Representatives and Supreme Court received record-highs "good" +48 and "very good" +54, respectively.

The second quarter poll, conducted from June 22 to 26, has a margin of error of ±3 percent for national percentages.