VP Robredo's satisfaction rating up to +41, SWS says

Davinci Maru, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 12 2017 11:31 PM | Updated as of Oct 13 2017 05:52 AM

Vice President Leni Robredo speaks as she attends the graduation ceremonies for students of the Astoria Hotel Culinary and Hospitality training on August 24, 2017. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News/file photo
  • Senate President Pimentel up to personal high of +46
  • House Speaker Alvarez down to personal low of +8
  • Chief Justice Sereno down to +9

MANILA - Vice President Leni Robredo gained an increase in public approval rating nationwide and stayed in the "good" category in the third quarter of 2017, a new survey from the Social Weather Stations (SWS) showed.

Robredo obtained a net satisfaction rating of +41 in the SWS survey, which was conducted September 23 to 27.

Her score is five points higher from the +36 rating she received in the June 2017 survey.

Sixty-two percent of the 1,500 respondents interviewed for the survey were satisfied with Robredo's performance, while 21 percent said they were not. About 16 percent were undecided.

The five-point increase in Robredo's net satisfaction rating, the SWS survey showed, was due to increases of seven points in Luzon, seven points in Visayas, and three points in Metro Manila. Her rating in Mindanao remained steady.

Robredo's majority approval ratings were found in urban areas, "among class ABCs, among 35-44 year olds, and among college graduates," the survey added.

Meanwhile, Senate President Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel received a record-high +46 approval rating.

Pimentel's net satisfaction rating rose to 13 points from the +33 he obtained in June. He stayed in the "good" category.

The SWS survey revealed that Pimentel is most popular among class D or the "masa" and women.

Record low for House Speaker Alvarez

If Pimentel got a record-high rating, his counterpart in the Lower House was down to a record-low of +8.

House Speaker Pantaleon "Bebot" Alvarez fell by one grade from moderate to neutral. His rating slipped by eight points from +16 he received in June.

The double-digit decline of Alvarez' rating, the survey showed, was found among class E and among 35-44 year olds.

The net satisfaction rating of Chief Justice Lourdes Sereno also suffered a sharp drop of 12 points.

Her score fell by one grade from moderate to neutral at +9, the lowest she got since the neutral -1 in Dec. 2015. She got +21 last June.

The SWS survey showed Sereno's public approval rating can be found in both urban and rural areas in all socio-economic classes.

SWS classifies net satisfaction ratings as follows: +70 and above, “excellent”; +50 to +69, “very good”; +30 to +49, “good”; +10 to +29, “moderate”; +9 to -9, “neutral”; -10 to -29, “poor”; -30 to -49, “bad”; -50 to -69, “very bad”; -70 and below, “execrable.”

The survey had sampling error margins of ±2.5% for national percentages, ±4% for Balance Luzon, and ±6% each for Metro Manila, Visayas, and Mindanao.

The questions on public satisfaction with the next top government officials are as follows: “Maaari po bang pakisabi ninyo kung gaano kayo nasisiyahan o hindi nasisiyahan sa pagganap ng tungkulin ni [NAME] bilang [POSITION]. Kayo ba ay lubos na nasisiyahan, medyo nasisiyahan, hindi tiyak kung nasisiyahan o hindi, medyo hindi nasisiyahan, lubos na hindi nasisiyahan, o wala pa kayong narinig o nabasa kahit na kailan tungkol kay [NAME]?” [“Please tell me how satisfied or dissatisfied you are with the performance of [NAME] as [POSITION]. Are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, undecided if satisfied or dissatisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, very dissatisfied, or you have not ever heard or read anything about [NAME]?”].