Duterte maintains 'very good' net satisfaction in Q1 2019 – SWS

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 10) — Most Filipinos were still satisfied with President Rodrigo Duterte's performance in the first quarter of the year, the results of the recent Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed.

The survey, which was conducted from March 28 to 31, found that 79 percent of adult Filipinos were satisfied with Duterte's performance in the first quarter of 2019. Thirteen percent said they were dissatisfied while eight percent were undecided.

This brings Duterte's net satisfaction rating to +66 or equivalent to a "very good" mark, matching his personal high recorded in June 2017.

The rating is also six points higher than the +60 grade he received in December 2018.

The survey tapped 1,440 adults--or those at least 18 years old--from Luzon, Metro Manila, Visayas, and Mindanao. It has a sampling error margins of ±2.6% for national percentages and ±5% each for Balance Luzon, Metro Manila, Visayas, and Mindanao. Balance of Luzon refers to areas of Luzon outside Metro Manila.

SWS said the President's net satisfaction rating increased in all of the said areas.

His net rating in Mindanao hit a new record-high of +88 or 15 points higher than the +73 in December last year.

It also remained very good in Visayas (+69), balance Luzon (+56), and Metro Manila (+61).

In rural areas, the President's net rating remained very good, with a new record-high mark of +69. It also stayed very good at urban areas with +62.

Duterte's satisfaction rating was also up across socioeconomic classes.

The net rating rose by seven points to reach a new record-high of +69 among respondents from ABC classes. It was highest in class D or the masses with a record-high +68.

The satisfaction of men and women respondents also remained very good at +68 and +65, respectively.

Among age groups, Duterte received the highest satisfaction rating of +70 from those 18 to 24 years old and 35 to 44 years old.

The chief executive's net rating was excellent among college graduates and non-elementary school graduates at +74 and +71, respectively.

High school graduates, meanwhile, gave Duterte a rating of +67 while elementary graduates gave him a +60.