Duterte ‘good’ in Luzon; “excellent” in Mindanao


The country’s first Mindanawon President continues to receive “excellent” net satisfaction rating in Mindanao, got “very good” in Visayas and Metro Manila” and “good” in the balance of Luzon, but nationwide, his rating dropped two points from +58 in the last quarter of 2017 to +56 in the first quarter of 2018, the latest Social Weather Station (SWS) survey said.

The March 23 to 27 survey found 70% of adult Filipinos nationwide satisfied with President Rodrigo Duterte’s performance, 14% dissatisfied and 17% undecided, giving him a net satisfaction rating of +56.

In the last quarter of 2017, Duterte received +58 (71% satisfied, 13% dissatisfied, 15% undecided).

The SWS terminology for net satisfaction ratings is “excellent” for +70 and above; “very good for +50 to +69; “good” for +30 to +49.

The SWS said the two-point drop in President Duterte’s net satisfaction rating was due to the decline of 11 points in the Balance of Luzon and one point in Metro Manila, combined with increases of 12 points in the Visayas and 2 points in Mindanao.

Duterte’s satisfaction ratings in March 2018 reflects a similar trend in pre-election SWS surveys and net satisfaction ratings with Mindanao giving him the highest percentage points followed by Visayas, Metro Manila and the balance of Luzon at the bottom.

Duterte received an “excellent” rating at +82 (87% satisfied, 5% dissatisfied) in March 2018, up by two points, from +80 (84% satisfied, 5% dissatisfied) in December 2017.

Mindanao has consistently given Duterte the highest ratings nationwide since he assumed the post of President on June 30, 2016.

Dissatisfaction in the balance of Luzon, however, is growing, from 14% in December 2017 to 19% in March 2018. From “very good” in December 2017 to “good” in March 2018, his satisfaction rating dropped 11 points, from +50 (64% satisfied, 14% dissatisfied) in December 2017 to +39 (58% satisfied, 19% dissatisfied) in March 2018.

Satisfaction with Duterte’s performance was “very good” in Metro Manila, from +54 (72% satisfied, 18% dissatisfied) in March 2018, down one point from +55 (73% satisfied, 18% dissatisfied) in December 2017.

But more people in the Visayas were satisfied with the President’s performance — “very good” —  up by 12 points at +65 (75% satisfied, 9% dissatisfied) in March 2018 compared with only  +53 (72% satisfied, 18% dissatisfied) in December 2017. (PNA)