PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte kept a “very good” net public satisfaction rating among Filipinos for the fourth quarter of 2016, according to the latest Social Weather Stations survey.
Poll results showed that the satisfaction rating of the President was placed at +63 dropping by only one point compared to his rating in September of +64.
Seventy-seven percent of the 1,500 adults nationwide who participated in the survey said they are satisfied with the performance of the president, 13 percent are not, while 10 percent are undecided.
Moreover, Mindanao gave the highest rating to the President, with an “excellent” mark, despite his rating in the area having gone down by 11 points compared to the last survey.
“Nananatiling “very good” ang net public satisfaction rating ni Pangulong Duterte, base sa survey ng SWS,” the Palace said.
Meanwhile, the respondents were also asked if they agree that Duterte’s cussing affects the country’s relationship with foreign officials.
Fifty-one percent of them agreed to this, 33 percent did not, while 17 percent were undecided.
The survey, which was conducted from December 3-6, has sampling error margins of ±3 points for national percentages, ±4 for “Balance Luzon” as well as ±6 points each for Metro Manila, the Visayas and Mindanao.
The headlines at this time include Duterte’s phone call with US President-Elect Donald Trump, the arrest of gambling tycoon Jack Lam, and the resignation of Vice President Leni Robredo from the Cabinet.
The Palace said it was “entitled to know the motive for the investigation, and why the focus is on the Philippines, when there are other nations responsible for the death of innocent and defenseless individuals elsewhere in the world”.
Duterte has lashed out at U.S. President Barack Obama, the European Union and former U.N. secretary-general Ban Ki-moon for criticizing the government’s anti-drug campaign.