SWS: Duterte gov’t gets record-high ‘excellent’ rating

By: - Reporter / @JLeonenINQ
/ 06:28 AM January 18, 2018

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte speaks during a press conference held in Malacanang, Aug 7, 2017.

The Duterte administration has raked in a record-high “excellent” net satisfaction rating, based on a nationwide Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey taken during the last quarter of 2017.

In poll results bared Wednesday night, the SWS said the Duterte administration surpassed the record achieved by former President Benigno Aquino III in June 2013.


The SWS survey from December 8 to 16 showed 79 percent of Filipinos were “satisfied” with the Duterte administration’s performance, nine percent were “dissatisfied,” while 12 percent were undecided.

The results yielded a new record-high net satisfaction rating of 70 percent, which the SWS classified as “excellent.”


“This is a 12-point rise, and up by one grade, from the very good +58 (71% satisfied, 13% dissatisfied) in September 2017,” the SWS said in a media release.

“This surpassed the previous record of very good +66 achieved in June 2013 (of the) Noynoy Aquino Administration,” the survey firm said.

The SWS attributed the Duterte administration’s gains to new record-high net satisfaction scores in Mindanao, Metro Manila, and Luzon, combined with a steady score in the Visayas.

The government under Duterte secured “excellent” net ratings in Mindanao at 87 percent and in Metro Manila at 71 percent, while it received “very good” ratings in Luzon at 67 percent and in Visayas at 57 percent, the SWS said.

The polling body said the administration also gained an “excellent” net satisfaction rating from class D, while it raked in “very good” ratings from classes E and ABC.

‘Governance Report Card’

The SWS also showed what it called its “Governance Report Card” where the Duterte administration was rated based on 18 specific performance subjects.

The Duterte administration scored “very good” on five subjects, “good” on 11 subjects, and “moderate” on two subjects. Below is the breakdown of the report card:


Very Good (+50 to +69)
Fighting terrorism – +67
Helping the poor – +66
Building and maintenance of public works – +59
Foreign relations – +55
Providing jobs – +50

Good (+30 to +49)
Reconciling with Muslim rebels – +48
Telling the truth – +47
Defending the country’s territorial rights – +46
Protecting human rights – +45
Reconciling with communist rebels – +43
Fighting crimes – +43
Eradicating graft and corruption – +42
Ensuring an efficient public transport – +42
Ensuring that no family will ever be hungry – +33
Solving the problem of extra judicial killings – +30
Ensuring that oil companies do not take advantage of oil prices – +30

Moderate (+10 to +29)
Fighting inflation – +24
Resolving the traffic problem – +23

The survey was conducted using face-to-face interviews of 1,200 adults (18 years old and above) nationwide, the SWS said. It has a margin of error of ±3% nationwide, ±4% for Luzon, and ±6% each for Metro Manila, Visayas and Mindanao. /cbb

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