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SWS: Duterte admin retains ‘very good’ net satisfaction score

THE Duterte administration maintained its “very good” net satisfaction rating in the last quarter of 2016, according to the latest Social Weather Stations survey.

The survey, conducted from December 3 to 6, showed that 73 percent of the respondents were “satisfied” with the national government, 12 percent were “dissatisfied” and 15 percent were “undecided.”

Poll results yielded a net satisfaction score of “very good” +61, five points down from “very good” +66 registered last September 2016.

Net satisfaction rating of the administration remained “excellent” in President Rodrigo Duterte’s bailiwick in Mindanao, to +78 from +81 logged in September.

It stayed “very good” in Visayas (+58), Balance Luzon (+56), and Metro Manila (+53).

“Very good” net satisfaction scores were also recorded in all socioeconomic classes: Class ABC (+55); Class D (+61), and Class E (+55).

Based on the specific issues laid out by the SWS, the administration obtained “very good” ratings in six matters, “good” scores in eight subjects, and “moderate” in two others.

The administration’s net rating was “very good” in helping the poor (+66 from September’s +63); promoting human rights (+56 from +63 in September); defending the country’s territorial rights (+54 from +53); providing jobs (+51 from “good” +46); fighting crimes (+50 from +58 ); and developing science and technology (+50 from “good” +49).

“Good” net satisfaction ratings were recorded in terms of the government’s way of ensuring an efficient transportation system (+48 from September’s “good” +39); foreign relations (+46 from “good” +39); eradicating graft and corruption (+45 from +57); fighting terrorism (+41 from +55); ensuring that no family will ever be hungry (+34 from “good” +37); reconciliation with Muslim rebels (+33 from “good +42); and reconciliation with communist rebels (+30 from “good” +39).

Included in the list for the first time, the government received a net satisfaction score of “good” +42 in solving the extrajudicial killings.

The Duterte administration posted “moderate” ratings in fighting inflation (+25 from “good” +33 in September), and in recovering the hidden wealth of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos (+24).

The SWS interviewed 1,500 respondents, aged 18 and above, using sampling error margins of ±3 for national percentages, ±4 for Balance Luzon, and ±6 each for Metro Manila, Visayas and Mindanao. (Sunnex)

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