Robredo gets 'good' marks, Sereno dips to personal low in new SWS survey

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 17) — A new survey from an independent pollster shows new satisfaction ratings for four of the country's top officials.

Vice President Leni Robredo received "Good" marks from the the Social Weather Stations (SWS) report for the first three months of the year.

Fifty-seven percent of those surveyed said they were satisfied with Robredo's performance.

Robredo's net satisfaction rating was +34, although it was eight points lower than her December 2017 numbers.

Along with Robredo, Senate President Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III also received "Good" marks with 57 percent of respondents satisfied with his performance.

Pimentel's net satisfaction rating was +41, also down eight points from December.

According to the SWS a rating of +30 to +49, falls in the "Good" range.

Meanwhile, Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez both had personal record-lows in the first quarter of 2018 – landing them in the "Neutral" zone, according to SWS.

The SWS said, "Sereno's net satisfaction rating stayed neutral but had a double-digit decline, at a new personal record-low -7 in March 2018, down by 13 points from +6 in December 2017."

Sereno's previous record low was in December 2015 at Neutral -1.

Alvarez's net satisfaction rating fell from "Moderate" to "Neutral," down 13 points from December last year and seven points below his previous record low of Neutral +8 in September 2017.

The SWS said a rating of +9 to -9 falls in the "Neutral" category.

The March 2018 SWS survey was conducted from March 23 to 27, 2018 using face-to-face interviews of 1,200 adults nationwide: 300 each from Metro Manila, Balance Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

There margins of error are ±3% for national percentages, and ±6% each for Metro Manila, Balance Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.