Binay satisfaction rating suffers 4th consecutive drop—SWS
Vice President Jejomar Binay net satisfaction rating continued to dip, posting its lowest so far since he assumed office in 2010, the results of the latest survey of pollster Social Weather Stations (SWS) showed.
In the First Quarter of 2015 survey conducted by SWS from March 20 to 23 with 1,200 respondents, Binay’s net satisfaction rating (percentage of satisfied minus percentage of dissatisfied) dipped to +31 points, a 13 point drop from last quarter’s +44 rating.
SWS said that Binay’s latest net satisfaction rating marked the fourth consecutive time that his ratings dropped since March 2014 where he posted a +73 net satisfaction rating.
Respondents satisfied with the performance of Vice President dropped to 58 percent from December 2014’s 65 percent. On the other hand, respondents who are unsatisfied with Binay rose to 28 percent from last quarter’s 20 percent.
Ratings gain for Drilon, Belmonte
As the Vice President’s net satisfaction rating continued to suffer, public satisfaction on leaders of both chambers of Congress rose.
According to the latest survey, Senate President Franklin Drilon gained a seven point increase on his net satisfaction rating, from December 2014’s +28 rating to March 2015’s +35 rating.
Drilon also gained an increase in respondents satisfied with his performance, from last quarter’s +53 rating to +57 rating.
Meanwhile, the net rating of House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. gained a one-point increase, from last quarter’s +11 to +12 rating.
Some 38 percent of respondents said they were satisfied with Belmonte’s performance while 26 percent of respondents said they were dissatisfied.
Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Serreno net satisfaction rating remained at “moderate” territory, with her rating dipping to +10 from last quarter’s +11 rating.
Sereno also gained a two percent increase in her satisfaction rating: from +36 rating last December to +38 rating this March.
Key government institutions
As for key government institutions, the Senate and the Supreme Court incurred the net satisfaction rating of “good” +31 and +34 ratings, respectively.
The House of Representatives net satisfaction rating remained at +20 in the latest survey.
The Cabinet also recorded a four point increase in its satisfaction rating, from “neutral” +9 to “moderate” +13.
SWS classifies net satisfaction ratings of +70 and above as “excellent”; +50 to +69 as “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 survey has sampling error margins of 3% for national percentages, and 6% each for Metro Manila, Balance of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
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