Duterte administration sets a record-high 'excellent' SWS rating

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President Rodrigo Duterte. (FILE PHOTO)

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 18) — The Duterte administration got a record-high satisfaction rating in the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey.

In the 2017 fourth quarter SWS polls, the Duterte administration left 79 percent of adult Filipinos satisfied, while only 9 percent were dissatisfied. This gives a net satisfaction rating of +70, which falls under "excellent."

This is the highest net satisfaction rating since the +66 June 2013 rating of the administration of Benigno Aquino III.

The rating was also a 12-point rise from the Duterte administration's "very good" rating in September 2017.

SWS attributed the gain to high satisfaction scores in Mindanao, NCR, and Balance Luzon, adding to a "steady" score in Visayas.

"The National Administration's net rating stayed excellent in Mindanao, at a new record-high +87 in December 2017, up by 13 points from +74 in September 2017," the SWS report read.

Scores in NCR also became excellent at +71, from the previous + 51 in September.

Net satisfaction ratings also saw a rise in class D or the masa, at a new record-high +71 in December.

Mostly good on national issues

The private pollster also surveyed the performance of the current administration on 18 subjects of national concern, which it calls its Governance Report Card.

It got very good ratings on five subjects, good on 11 subjects, and moderate on 2 subjects.

Very Good (+50 to +69)

  • Fighting terrorism (+67)
  • Helping the poor (+66)
  • Building and maintenance of public works like roads and bridges (+59)
  • Foreign relations (+55)
  • Providing jobs (+50)

Good (+30 to +49)

  • Reconciling with Muslim rebels (+48)
  • Telling the truth to the people (+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 transportation system (+42)
  • Ensuring that no family will ever be hungry (+33)
  • Solving the problem of extra judicial killings or EJK (+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 poll was conducted from December 8-16, 2017 using face-to-face interviews of 1,200 adults.