SWS: Duterte gets 'excellent' rating in Q3 survey

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President Rodrigo Duterte at the National Banana Congress in Lanang, Davao City

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) —  President Rodrigo Duterte remained in "excellent" territory in a Social Weather Stations poll, despite dipping by three points from the last survey.

In the Third Quarter 2016 SWS survey published Tuesday on Businessworld, 83 percent of those who took the poll placed "much trust" in the President, compared to 9 percent undecided and 8 percent with "little trust." This results in an "excellent" net rust rating of +76. Duterte scored +79 in the Second Quarter 2016 survey.

SWS says an "excellent" rating falls within scores of at least +70.

Duterte's net trust ratings remained "excellent" in Mindanao (+90), the Visayas (+73), and Metro Manila (+76). However, it dropped six points in the rest of Luzon to +69, yielding a "very good rating".

When grouped according to socioeconomic classes, Duterte's ratings were "excellent" in class D (+78) and combined class ABC (+72). It dropped 12 points in class E, resulting in a "very good" rating (+67).

He had an "excellent" rating across almost all age groups, except for those aged 45-54 years old. He lost nine points in the said category and received a "very good" rating (+69).

Results were more varied across education attainment: the President received an "excellent" score among college graduates (+87) and high-school graduates (+81), but dipped to a "very good" rating among elementary graduates (+66) and those who did not finish elementary school (+66).

Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said Duterte's overall score "will further motivate his administration to continue what he started in his first 100 days — fighting illegal drugs and crime, combating terrorism, curbing corruption, and sustaining the momentum of economic growth."

He pointed out that the three-point dip "is not significant to indicate a change of people's sentiment given the margin of error of each survey."

SWS says the poll has sampling error margins of + 3 points for national percentages, and ±6 percent each for Metro Manila, the rest of Luzon, the Visayas and Mindanao. The survey was conducted from September 24 to 27 through face-to-face interviews with 1,200 adults around the country.