PNoy's ratings dip anew

Posted at 06/21/11 10:12 AM

MANILA, Philippines - President Benigno Aquino III's satisfaction ratings dipped anew this June or almost a year after he took office, results of the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed Tuesday.

The June 3-6, 2011 survey showed Aquino's net satisfaction rating at +46, down 5 percentage points from the "very good" net score of +51 last March. At least 64% of 1,200 adult respondents said they were satisfied with Aquino's performance while 18% said they were dissatisfied.

The results of the latest SWS poll were made exclusive to BusinessWorld.

Malacañang, meanwhile, downplayed the slight dip in Aquino's satisfaction ratings and said the level of dissatisfaction did not increase nationally, remaining at 18%.

"As the administration marks its first year in office, it is heartening to note that it continues to receive the support of the broad public. The administration has been working to clear the obstacles to good governance put in place by those with a vested interest in seeing the country fail. The foundations for inclusive growth are being laid firmly and the public is seeing the hard work being put in beginning to bear fruit," the Palace said in a statement.

The SWS ratings showed Aquino got a net satisfaction of +43 in Metro Manila, +41 in rest of Lucon, +51 in the Visayas and +54 in Mindanao.

Rural net satisfaction fell by eight points +47 while urban net satisfaction dipped slightly at +45.

The President's net rating among the class ABC rose by nine points to a "very good" +58 (74% satisfied, 16% dissatisfied) from the "good" +49 (67% satisfied, 19% dissatisfied) in the previous quarter.

The gain was offset, however, by a lower score among the class D or masa: a "good" +44 (63% satisfied, 19% dissatisfied), seven points down from the "very good" +51 (69% satisfied, 18% dissatisfied) three months earlier.

As for class E, satisfaction fell by two points to a "good" +48 (66% satisfied, 18% dissatisfied), also down from the "very good" +50 (67% satisfied, 17% dissatisfied) previously. With a report from BusinessWorld