Duterte’s net satisfaction rating drops by 11 points in Q2 - SWS

Blanche Robertson
July 12, 2018

President Rodrigo Duterte just received his lowest personal net satisfaction rating, a private pollster said.

In the June survey, 65% of Filipinos said they are satisfied with him while 20% are dissatisfied.

The President's net satisfaction rating was at 45 percent, 11 percent lower than his 56 percent net satisfaction rating in March 2018.

President Rodrigo Duterte falls to his lowest satisfaction rating in a Social Weather Stations survey.

"If God is taken in a generic term by everybody listening then that's well and good", Duterte said in a video posted by the Presidential Communication Operations Office (PCOO) on its Facebook Page. This led to a downgrade, from "very good" to "good".

The second quarter poll was conducted using face-to-face interviews of 1,200 adults nationwide and has a sampling margin of error of +/- three percent for national percentages and +/- six percent each for Metro Manila, Balance Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The latest gross satisfaction rating with the President fell by five points from the 70% in March.

The 11-point decline lowers Duterte's net satisfaction rating by a grade from "very good" to "good", and surpasses his previous personal low of "good" +48 in September past year. This was followed by an 18-point decline in the Visayas.

Duterte's rating in Balance Luzon meanwhile stayed good at +33 despite a six-point decline from last March's +39.

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Mr. Duterte's home region of Mindanao remained steady at "excellent" but declined by six points from +82 in March to +76 in June.

Net satisfaction with the President is greater in urban areas than in rural areas, results of the survey showed.

Urban net satisfaction with Duterte fell by one grade from "very good" to "good", at +38, down by 18 points from +56 in March.

It went down by 14 points in June - to +43 from +57 in March.

However, it rose by one grade from good to very good among the poorest or class E, at +52 (69 percent satisfied, 17 percent dissatisfied) in June, up by four points from +48 (65 percent satisfied, 17 percent dissatisfied) last March. In the first quarter of this year, Duterte's rating slipped to 56 percent from 58 percent in December 2017.

The President's score also dipped in all age groups except among 18-24 year-olds.

It also fell from very good to good among high school graduates, at +46 (67 percent satisfied, 20 percent dissatisfied) in June 2018, down by eight points from +54 (68 percent satisfied, 14 percent dissatisfied) in March 2018.

While satisfaction among those living in the rural areas declined by 4 points, it remained "very good" (+52). It stayed "very good" among class ABC.

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