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VP Binay gets ‘excellent’ public satisfaction rating on SWS survey

Posted On 2014 Jul 08
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“I will be the next president” is perhaps what Philippine’s Vice President Jejomar Binay is telling U.S. President Barrack Obama as he welcomes the U.S. president upon his arrival at an airport in Manila April 28, 2014. (MNS photo)

“I will be the next president” is perhaps what Philippine’s Vice President Jejomar Binay is telling U.S. President Barrack Obama as he welcomes the U.S. president upon his arrival at an airport in Manila April 28, 2014. (MNS photo)

MANILA, July 7 (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay’s public satisfaction ratings rose while those of other top government officials fell in March, according to a new survey by pollster Social Weather Stations.

The SWS said the ratings of other top officials including Senate President Franklin Drilon, House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. and Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno fell during this time.

In its survey conducted March 27 to 30 and posted Sunday night on media partner BusinessWorld, the SWS said Binay got a net rating of +73 with 82 percent satisfied and nine percent dissatisfied with his performance.

SWS said Binay’s +73 score, which it considers “excellent,” is an improvement from the “very good” +62 public satisfaction last December.

Drilon’s score was a “moderate” +17, with 46 percent satisfied and 29 percent dissatisfied. This was eight points below his December score, which was also “moderate.”

Belmonte had a “neutral” -1, with 32 percent satisfied and 32 percent dissatisfied. This was 17 points down from his “moderate” score in December.

Sereno had a “neutral” +4, with 34 percent satisfied and 30 percent dissatisfied, 12 points below her “moderate” score in December.

Earlier, President Benigno Aquino III’s first quarter net satisfaction rating fell to +45 in March, four points down from December. But this was still considered “good,” SWS noted.

‘Mixed satisfaction’ for government institutions

The SWS survey also showed “mixed” satisfaction with top government institutions in the first quarter of 2014.

Public satisfaction with the Senate fell seven points to a “moderate” +26 with 54 percent satisfied and 29 percent dissatisfied.

Satisfaction with the House of Representatives’ performance fell eight points to a “moderate” +18 with 45 percent satisfied and 26 percent dissatisfied.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court’s public satisfaction rating dropped one point to a “good” +35 with 56 percent satisfied, and 21 percent dissatisfied).

On the other hand, the public satisfaction score of the Cabinet as a whole remained at a “moderate” +20 with 45 percent satisifed and 25 percent dissatisfied.

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

The survey used face-to-face interviews of 1,200 Filipinos nationwide and has a ±3% error margin. (MNS)

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