Fewer Filipinos satisfied with Duterte administration – SWS survey

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President Rodrigo Duterte. (FILE PHOTO)

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 11) Fewer Filipinos were satisfied with the general performance of the Duterte administration in the first three months of 2018, an independent poll revealed Friday.

The latest Social Weather Stations survey found 69 percent of Filipinos satisfied with the performance of the Duterte administration, while 11 percent were dissatisfied for a net satisfaction rating of +58, which the pollster classifies as "very good."

The first quarter result is a 12-point decline from the record-high "excellent" score of +70  in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Eighteen percent of respondents were neither satisfied nor dissatisfied.

SWS said the 12-point decline comes from satisfaction scores in Balance Luzon, Mindanao, and Metro Manila-where the administration lost 13 points from the +71 score in 2017.

Visayas scores stayed at a "very good" +57.

By class, the administration stayed "very good"in classes ABC, but declined in class D or the so-called "masa" by 13 points from the record high +71 in December 2017.

Improving on disaster response, human rights

The survey also found an improvement in satisfaction ratings on two subjects: helping victims of disasters at an "excellent" +75, and a "very good" +54 in protecting human rights.

But the administration obtained lower scores in three other subjects, namely, "defending the country's territorial rights", "foreign relations"  and "fighting inflation."

The survey was conducted on March 23 to 27 through face-to-face interviews of 1,200 adult Filipinos nationwide.