SWS: Filipinos remain satisfied with Duterte Cabinet

ALMOST half of Filipinos remained satisfied with the performance of the President Rodrigo Duterte's Cabinet in the third quarter of 2017, according to the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey.

The poll found 49 percent satisfied, 17 percent dissatisfied, and 31 percent were undecided with Duterte's Cabinet members, resulting in a net satisfaction rating of "good" +32, a two percent decline from the "good" +34 percent rating in the second quarter.

The third quarter survey conducted from September 23 to 27 interviewed 1,500 Filipino adults.

Cabinet officials' "good" net satisfaction rating was posted in Visayas (+39, similar to the "good" +39 in June) and Mindanao (+37, fell by eight-percentage points from "good" +45 in June)

Net satisfaction rating in Balance Luzon rose by two-percentage points but remained "moderate," from +25 in June to +27 in September.

Cabinet members registered an eight-percentage points decline in net satisfaction in Metro Manila, to "moderate" +28 in September from "good" +36 in June.

Reacting to survey results, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said Malacañang welcomed the third consecutive "good" assessment of the Filipino people to Duterte's Cabinet members.

Abella assured Cabinet officials would continue to serve the country with "with competence, efficiency, integrity, and compassion."

"We assure our people that the members of the [Duterte's] Cabinet continue to work hard to bring comfortable life to all Filipinos, mindful of the President’s words that they have to serve the country with competence, efficiency, integrity, and compassion," Abella said.

"Cabinet members are committed to bring the administration closer to the people with more efficient delivery of government services. The Filipino people deserve no less," he added.

The same survey showed that Senate obtained a net satisfaction rating of "good" +46 (62 percent satisfied, 17 percent dissatisfied) from the "good" +39 in June.

At the House of Representatives, net satisfaction was "good" +34 (52 percent satisfied, 18 percent dissatisfied), unchanged from "good" +34 in June.

The Supreme Court also received a "good" +31 (50 percent satisfied, 19 percent dissatisfied) net satisfaction score although down by seven-percentage points from "good" 38 in June.

SWS interviewed 600 adult respondents in Balance Luzon, and 300 each in Metro Manila Visayas, and Mindanao.

It used sampling error margins of ±2.5 percentage points for national percentages, ±4 percentage points for Balance Luzon, and ±6 percentage points each for Metro Manila, Visayas, and Mindanao. (SunStar Philippines)
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