THE latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey should be seen as a “wake up call” for top government officials whose rating all declined, according to Vice-President Jejomar Binay.
Despite his ratings dropped from excellent to very good, Binay, however, remains grateful for his “very good” satisfaction ratings in the SWS survey.
“We cannot really have a 100 percent accurate survey but I have no issue with the SWS result. If we have shortcomings, then it’s a wake up call,” he said.
The survey conducted from September 20 to 23 showed that 78 percent of the respondents were satisfied with Binay’s performance, while 10 percent were dissatisfied.
This brings the Vice President’s net satisfaction rating to “very good” (+69) which is seven points below the +76 (83 percent satisfied, 7 percent dissatisfied) or “excellent” rating he received in June.
“The ratings for all the top government officials went down,” he said, referring to the drop in the ratings of President Benigno Aquino 3rd, Senate President Franklin Drilon, House Speaker Feliciano ‘Sonny’ Belmonte, and Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno.
Binay posted the highest among the country’s top officials in the SWS survey.
He likewise expressed belief that the satisfaction ratings of President Aquino directly affects the ratings of those in the executive department.
“If you look at the previous surveys, you will notice that if the ratings of the President drop, our ratings also drop. This is because it reflects on the executive department,” he said.
According to SWS, Binay received seven “excellent” and six “very good” ratings in 13 surveys since September 2010.
Net satisfaction ratings are classified by SWS as follows: +70 and above, “excellent”; +50 to +69, “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.”
The latest round of SWS nationwide survey was conducted using face-to-face interviews of 1,200 adult Filipinos.
RITCHIE A. HORARIO