SC, Senate, Cabinet satisfaction ratings continue drop: SWS


Posted at Jul 30 2018 12:13 AM

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

Results of the June 2018 survey showed that the House of Representatives fell by one grade from "good" to "moderate" after it dropped 10 points from +35 in March 2018 to +25 in June 2018.

This is the House's lowest rating since the moderate +16 in December 2015.

According to SWS, the 10-point decline in the overall net satisfaction rating of the House of Representatives was due to the decreases in all areas except Metro Manila.

Net satisfaction with the Senate stayed "good" at +41 in June 2018. This is down 4 points from +45 in March 2018.

This is the lowest since the good +41 in April 2016.

Meanwhile, satisfaction ratings for both the Supreme Court and the Cabinet stayed "moderate" at +19 and +25, respectively.

The high court's rating hardly moved from March 2018's +20 to June 2018's +19.

SWS said this is the lowest net satisfaction rating of the Supreme Court in six years since the moderate +13 in May 2012.

The satisfaction rating for Duterte's Cabinet, meanwhile, dropped three points from +28 in March 2018 to +25 in June 2018.

This is also the lowest in over two years since the moderate +22 in April 2016.

The second quarter SWS survey was conducted from June 27 to 30, 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.