October 13, 2006 · Posted in: In the News
PRESIDENT Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s net satisfaction rating has improved in the third quarter, the Social Weather Stations (SWS) reported yesterday.
The latest survey shows that Arroyo’s net satisfaction rating, though still “unfavorable,” inched up from -13 to -11 in the third quarter. This means that from 34 percent, more Filipinos or 37 percent are now saying they’re satisfied with the President’s performance.
But the SWS said Arroyo’s net rating “has been unfavorable for nine consecutive survey rounds,” since the third quarter of 2004.
The survey also shows that Arroyo got a favorable net satisfaction score only in the Visayas, where it went up from +2 last June to +6 in September. Moreover, the President seemed to have made a “significant gain” in the rural areas, where her scores grew from 34 percent in June to 42 percent in September.
Meanwhile, there were no significant changes in the urban areas, where those who said they were dissatisfied barely moved from 50 percent to 51 percent.
The President’s latest net satisfaction rating, the SWS added, is more or less equally low among the middle-to-upper ABC classes and in the E class; she scored lowest or at -6 among the D class or the masa.
The survey was conducted from September 24 to 28, 2006 among 1,200 Filipino adults.
See results of the 2006 SWS Third Quarter Survey.