More Filipinos are satisfied with the performance of the administration of President Benigno Aquino 3rd, the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) poll showed.
More than half or 59 percent of the 1,200 respondents said they were satisfied with the Aquino administration while 22 percent said they were dissatisfied.
The survey, conducted from September 2 to 5 among 1,200 respondents, also revealed that 18 percent were neither satisfied nor dissatisfied.
This resulted in a “good” +37 net score, six points above the “good” +31 rating in June and the highest since the “good” +45 recorded in March last year.
Of the issues faced by the administration, the biggest improvements were posted in “fighting inflation,” which saw a turnaround to a “neutral” +5 in September from a “poor” -11 in June; “ensuring that no family will ever be hungry” up to a “neutral” +3 from a “poor” -12; “eradicating graft and corruption” that saw a 14-point jump to a “moderate” +15 from a “neutral” +1; and “deciding quickly on important problems” in which the national government’s net rating stayed “moderate,” edging up four points to +15 from +11.
The Aquino government also saw a marked fall in net satisfaction in terms of “restoring peace to Mindanao” that saw a seven-point fall to +16 from +23.
The survey, first published in BusinessWorld, showed a 15-point increase in the Aquino administration’s net satisfaction rating in Balance Luzon, from +29 in June to +44 in September.
Net satisfaction rating stayed “moderate” in Metro Manila (up six points to +24 from +18 in June).
The administration’s net satisfaction rating increased among all socio-economic classes, except class ABC, which fell a grade and 12 points to a “moderate” +21 from a “good” +33.
For class D, net satisfaction was upgraded from a “moderate” +29 in June to a “good” +38 in September. It also rose by two points among class E, from +38 to +40.
The SWS survey has sampling error margins of ±3% for national percentages and ±6% for Metro Manila, Balance Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.