Aquino satisfaction rating falls

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President Benigno Aquino 3rd’s net satisfaction rating plummeted to its lowest level since 2015, based on a survey of the Social Weather Stations (SWS).

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The poll conducted from March 30 to April 2 among 1,500 respondents nationwide found that 57 percent were satisfied, four percent undecided and 30 percent dissatisfied with Aquino.

Aquino’s net satisfaction rating, the percentage of satisfied minus percentage of unsatisfied, for the first quarter of 2016 was downgraded to “moderate” +27 from a “good” +32 in the fourth quarter of 2015.

For the first quarter of 2015, the President got a net satisfaction rating of +11, considered “moderate.”

In the latest survey, Aquino’s satisfaction rating in Metro Manila dropped to a record-low “neutral” zero, compared to the “moderate” +23 rating in the fourth quarter of 2015.

The President’s satisfaction rating in Balance Luzon remained at a “moderate” +23, while his Mindanao satisfaction rating lost a point but still rated a “good” +30.

Among Class ABC, Aquino’s net satisfaction rating dropped to a “moderate” +17 from a “good” +44 in the fourth quarter.

His score was at its lowest since the “neutral” +6 in the first quarter of 2015.

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

The latest survey had sampling error margins of ±3 points for nationwide percentages, and ±6 points each for Metro Manila, Balance Luzon, the Visayas and Mindanao.

Responding to the survey results, Presidential Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said Aquino’s net satisfaction rating remains relatively high for a President who is about to finish his term.

“President Aquino has always worked for the welfare and well being of our Bosses — regardless of survey ratings. He is grateful for the people’s unstinting trust in his leadership,” Coloma told reporters in a text message.

By “Bosses,” the Palace official was referring to Filipinos.

“We believe in the fairness and vision of our people who will certainly opt for continuity of good governance and attainment of inclusive growth when they cast their votes next month [in the synchronized local and national elections],” Coloma said.

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  1. What you believe in fairness of your boss, the people believe that you are all liar at the malacanang. This is what the people believed, Mr. Coloma. The people believe that you are all Jinx to the nation and to the people. The people believes that you and your boss bring mess to the nation. This is what the people believed..

  2. What welfare and well-being Coloma is talking about, I guess he was talking to the welfare and well-being of his Supreme Court Justices cohort appointees, the Senators who were bribe to impeach Corona, to the incompetent appointees (NAIA manager, Mar Roxas, Abaya and others), to the members of congress and local politicians on his side, but not the BOSSES. Poverty became worst during Aquino’s administration and never listened at all from the BOSSES.