Aquino no ‘lame duck’ as ratings rise
Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said surveys were “snapshots of public opinion, reflect varying perspectives and their results fluctuate according to changing political landscapes.”
“Nevertheless, President Aquino’s approval ratings remain historically high compared to the same period of other administrations. This shows the public’s confidence in the President, who continues to tread the path of ‘daang matuwid’ (straight path), leading the fight against corruption and pursuing economic growth for the benefit of all,” Valte said.
Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said the President was “gratified that our Bosses, the Filipino people, recognize the efforts of his administration to improve the delivery of public services and continue implementing vital reforms so that the fruits of good governance may be sustained and made permanent.”
“We will intensify efforts to accelerate the development of public infrastructure, broaden social protection and strengthen public institutions so that the objective of achieving long-term inclusive growth may be attained,” Coloma said.
Valte said that with 377 days left of Mr. Aquino’s term, “[h]e intends to make full use of each day to build on our successes and propel our nation toward even greater heights.”
In urban areas, the President’s net score went 26 ticks up from “neutral” +3 to “moderate” +29, while it increased from “moderate” +23 to “good” +31 in rural areas.
Across geographic areas, his net satisfaction ratings increased sharply in the rest of Luzon (+30 from -3) and Mindanao (+39 from +25) and slightly moved in the Visayas (+35 from +30) and Metro Manila (+8 from +7).
Mr. Aquino also improved his net satisfaction ratings among socioeconomic groups, posting double-digit increases among Classes ABC (+44 from +6), Class D (+27 from +10) and Class E (+34 from +18).
Satisfied men and women
The net satisfaction of the President climbed 25 points among men (+30 from +5) and 14 points among women (+31 from +17).
The survey, conducted from June 5 to 8, involved face-to-face interviews with 1,200 adults and had a margin of error of plus-or-minus 3 percentage points.
SWS considers a rating of +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.”
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