Filipinos still satisfied with Duterte

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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte interacts with the attendees of the 75th Commemoration of the Araw ng Kagitingan and Veterans Week at the Dambana ng Kagitingan in Bataan on April 9, 2017. Also in the photo is Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana. TOTO LOZANO/Presidential Photo

MANILA, Philippines – Despite attacks of his critics about the war on drugs and varied attempts to topple his administration- still, Filipinos are satisfied with President Rodrigo Duterte’s performance as the country’s chief executive.

The survey conducted by the Social Weather Station published by Business World newspaper reveals 63percent of respondents said they are satisfied with Duterte.
The same survey showed 12% are undecided and 12% are dissatisfied.

Which means Duterte’s satisfaction rating is +63, classified as “very good,” the SWS survey reflected..

Duterte also got a +63 net satisfaction rating in the previous survey released December 2016. Prior to that, he got a +64 net satisfaction rating in September 2016.

The President’s rating in Balance Luzon dropped 9 points (+51 from +60), but this was offset by a 13-point gain in Mindanao (+87 from +74), according to the BusinessWorld report.

Ramon Casiple, executive director of the Institute for Political and Electoral Reform, told BusinessWorld that this was due to the “unequal attention” given to the two regions – Mindanao getting more, while Luzon outside Manila getting less.

He also said that the survey result follows a “normal curve” compared to other presidencies.

Duterte’s net satisfaction rating in Metro Manila is now at +64, while it is at +62 in the Visayas.

Among socioeconomic classes, he has the highest net satisfaction rating among Class D respondents (+64), followed by Class E (+60) and then Class ABC (+56).

By gender, both men and women are generally satisfied with the President’s performance (+65 for men, +61 for women).

His satisfaction rating is also generally favorable across age groups and educational attainment groups.

Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella attributed the administration’s campaign against drugs, criminalities and corruption as the strong points of the Duterte leadership.
“We value this public trust, and will continue to work hard to serve the best interests of the people – and fulfill the vision of a nation worthy of the Filipino people,” Abella added.

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