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Aquino admin ‘satisfaction’ rating falls by 10 pts in 3rd quarter of 2013 – SWS

Posted On 2013 Dec 10
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President Benigno S. Aquino III leads the turnover of the food packs and matts to Basey Mayor Junji Ponferrada, and the local officials on Tuesday (November 19) during his  visit to Basey in Western Samar. (MNS photo)

President Benigno S. Aquino III leads the turnover of the food packs and matts to Basey Mayor Junji Ponferrada, and the local officials on Tuesday (November 19) during his visit to Basey in Western Samar. (MNS photo)

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Public satisfaction with the Aquino administration fell in the third quarter of 2013, with satisfaction dropping in areas ranging from protection from alleged profiteering by oil companies to ensuring that no family goes hungry.

This was the result of the latest poll by Social Weather Stations conducted Sept. 20 to 23, where 71 percent of adults were satisfied, 15 percent dissatisfied and 13 percent ambivalent with the Aquino administration’s general performance.

Last June, the satisfaction scores were 10 points higher at a record-high +66, though the September and June scores both qualify as “very good,” SWS said in its report.

Still, the net score of +56, or satisfied minus dissatisfied, was still considered “very good.”

On the other hand, the SWS noted this survey was taken before Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) devastated Visayas and Southern Luzon last Nov. 8.

SWS’ report detailing the new findings was published Monday by its media partner BusinessWorld.

Among the areas where respondents’ satisfaction with government performance dropped in the third quarter were:

ensuring that oil firms do not take advantage of oil prices, zero in September from +10 in June.

ensuring that no family goes hungry, +9 from +19

fighting inflation, +8 from +18

providing jobs, +36 from +38

reconciliation with Muslim rebels, +25 from +29

For this survey, the SWS interviewed 1,200 adults nationwide. The survey had error margins of ±3% for national and ±6% for area percentages.

The SWS considers net ratings of +70 and above as “excellent”; +50 to +69 as “very good”; +30 to +49 as “good”; +10 to +29 as “moderate”, +9 to -9 as “neutral”; -10 to -29 as “poor”; -30 to -49 as “bad”; -50 to -69 as “very bad”; and -70 and below as “execrable”.

Rating fell across all regions

The SWS said the administration saw its scores fall in all regions, although this stayed “very good” in Balance Luzon (+59 from +68) and Mindanao (+53 from +63).

However, satisfaction fell to +60 (“very good”) from an +76 (“excellent”) in the Visayas, and to a “good” +45 from a “very good” +53 in Metro Manila.

The satisfaction scores remained in “very good” territory among the ABC, where it scored +62 compared to +61 in June; and the D/masa where it scored +56 from +65 in June.

But it fell to a “very good” +54 among the Class E from an “excellent” +71 in June.

16 issues

In the September survey, the administration earned “very good” ratings on four issues, “good” on six issues, “moderate” on three and “neutral” on another three.

Issues where the administration got “very good” scores included:

helping victims of disasters, +68 from +73 in August 2012

providing basic elementary and high school education, +67 from +58 in June

helping the poor, +54 from +57

transparency, +51 from +38 in March

Issues where the Aquino administration got “good” scores included:

defending the country’s territorial rights, +49 from +45 in June

promoting the welfare of overseas Filipino workers, +48 from +41

foreign relations, +41 from +37

providing jobs, +36 from +38;

fighting crimes, +35 from +31

fighting terrorism, +35 from +36

“Moderate” scores were earned in:

reconciliation with communist rebels, +27 from June’s +24

reconciliation with Muslim rebels, +25 from +29

eradicating graft and corruption, +23 from +18

Issues where the administration got “neutral” scores included:

ensuring that no family goes hungry, +9 from +19

fighting inflation, +8 from +18

ensuring that oil firms do not take advantage of oil prices, zero from +10. (MNS)

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