From 'very good' to 'good': Duterte's net satisfaction rating drops 18 points, says SWS survey


Posted at Oct 08 2017 05:59 PM

MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte's net satisfaction rating dropped to 48, which is 18 points lower than the one he got in June 2017, as less Filipinos say they are satisfied with his performance, a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey revealed Sunday.

This means the net satisfaction rating of Duterte has dropped from the classification of "very good" to "good," according to the SWS survey conducted September 23 to 27 among 1,500 adult Filipinos nationwide. 

The survey shows 67% of the respondents are satisfied with Duterte's performance, an 11-point dip from the 78% he got last June; with 19% saying they are dissatisfied, which is 7 more points from the last survey and 14% saying they are undecided.

Meanwhile, the same survey also found 73% of Filipinos with "much trust" and 12% with little trust in President Duterte, while 15% saying they are undecided, a change from the 82% "much trust", 7% "little trust", and 11% undecided he got last June 2017.

This means the net trust rating of President Duterte dropped to 60, which is 15 points below last survey's 75 points, SWS said, noting that this is classified as "very good," one grade lower than the previous "excellent" rating.

"The President's net satisfaction rating from June 2017 to September 2017 fell by 30 points in the Visayas, 22 points in Balance Luzon, and 19 points in Metro Manila, while it stayed steady in Mindanao," SWS added.

SWS also noted that the net satisfaction rating of Duterte stayed at the "very good" classification among Classes A, B, and C with 57 points, while it fell one grade below, from "very good" to "good" among the Class D or the Filipino masses with 49 points. 

Duterte's net satisfaction rating among Classes A, B, and C last June 2017 is 59 points, while he got 66 points among the Filipino masses. 

"The Social Weather Survey items on public satisfaction with, and public trust in, the President are non-commissioned. They are included on SWS's own initiative and released as a public service," SWS explained.