• Aquino’s satisfaction ratings down


    The net satisfaction rating of President Benigno Aquino 3rd has dropped by 15 points in September compared to his rating in June, the latest survey from pollster Social Weather Stations (SWS) revealed on Monday.

    The survey, conducted last September 20 to 23 and first released in SWS media partner BusinessWorld, showed that 68 percent of Filipino adults were satisfied with Aquino’s performance, while 19 percent were dissatisfied, bringing Aquino’s net rating to a “good” +49 from a “very good” +64 in June.

    Despite the drop however, SWS said that President Aquino’s rating remained in “good territory.”

    SWS conducted the survey amid the continuing standoff between the government security forces and armed members of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) in Zamboanga City. SWS also said that in September, public outrage over the pork barrel scam also continued.

    The SWS, however, noted that while this was the fourth time Aquino’s score dipped below +50 since assuming his post in 2010, he rebounded from a “good” +42 in May to a “very good” +67 in August last year.


    According to the survey, President Aquino’s net satisfaction ratings fell in all areas, socioeconomic classes and gender, though the
    figures did not fall below the “good” rating territory.

    The Preident suffered a 26-point fall in the Visayas, from “excellent” +74 excellent to a “good” +48.

    His score remained at a “very good”+52 in Mindanao, and in Balance Luzon.

    In Metro Manila, his score also declined to a “good” +38.

    Aquino’s rural net satisfaction fell to a “very good” + 52 from an “excellent” +70 while his urban net satisfaction fell from a “very good” +57 to a “good” +47.

    Among the ABC socio-economic classes, Aquino’s score fell by 20 points to a “very good” +55 from an “excellent” +75 in June.

    His net rating among among the D class “masa” fell by 10 points to +52.

    It also fell to a record low of “good” +39 among Class E.

    Meanwhile, Aquino’s satisfaction rating among women was at +50 or “very good”, 13 points below his score +63 rating in June.

    Among men, Aquino scored a “good” +48, 16 points below of that in June. CATHERINE S. VALENTE


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