SIXTY-FIVE percent of Filipinos are satisfied with Vice President Jejomar Binay’s performance, according to the latest survey of the Social Weather Stations (SWS).
The survey conducted from November 27 to December 1, 2014 showed that Binay got a “good” net satisfaction rating of +44, down by eight points from a very good +52 rating in September 2014.
Of the 1,000 adults surveyed nationwide, 20 percent were dissatisfied.
The survey also showed that out of 18 surveys conducted since September 2010, Binay attained an excellent rating eight times, very good nine times and good once.
It revealed that the people see the Vice President as the best leader to succeed President Benigno Aquino 3rd, garnering 37 percent of the votes.
In the latest survey, Binay surpassed Senate President Franklin Drilon, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. and Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.
Drilon’s rating fell to +28 from +36, Belmonte from +13 to +11, while Sereno’s rating slightly improved from +10 to +11.
Aquino’s rating improved slightly from +34 to +39. His Cabinet had the biggest drop in satisfaction rating from +18 to +9.
The poll result elated the Vice President’s camp.
“The result of the recent SWS survey clearly indicates that Vice President Jejomar Binay has still the continued trust and full support of the Filipino people despite the intensified campaign of lies and pattern of deceit waged by his political detractors in the Senate to discredit his accomplishments and track record as a proven public servant,” Binay’s spokesman on political affairs Rico Paolo Quicho said.
Quicho added that Binay is optimistic that “the misinformation being peddled against him that affects public perception will soon end with majority of the Filipino people realizing that surmises and conjectures cannot be the substitute for the truth.”
The Vice President earlier said allegations of wrongdoing thrown at him are baseless.
Quicho said Binay remains “focused and committed to fulfill his objective to promote the welfare of the poor and further address the growing needs of the Filipino people.”
In the same survey, the Senate’s net satisfaction rating dropped from +28 to +26, the Supreme Court from +32 to +26 and the House of Representatives from +21 to +20.
The SWS poll has sampling error margins of ±2% for national percentages; ±6% each for Metro Manila, Balance Luzon and Mindanao; and ±3% for the Visayas.
The Cabinet’s score fell to a “neutral” +9 (37 percent satisfied, 29 percent dissatisfied) – a nine-point fall from a “moderate” +18 (43 percent satisfied, 26 percent dissatisfied).
SWS classifies net satisfaction ratings of +70 and above as “excellent”; +50 to +69 as “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”; and -70 and below “execrable.”
Malacanang welcomed the results of the SWS survey.
Presidential Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said the survey is a reminder for the national leadership to intensify its efforts to deliver reforms that were promised.
“We will intensify our efforts to improve our performance and make our bosses, the Filipino people, aware of what we’re doing to meet their expectations and help them realize their aspirations for a better life,” he added.