PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte marked his first 100 days in office with a net satisfaction rating of plus 64, besting most of his predecessors, in the latest survey of the Social Weather Stations (SWS).
The President’s net satisfaction rating of +64 is classified as “very good” in the SWS ratings.
Net satisfaction is the result of the percentage of those satisfied minus the percentage of those dissatisfied.
Out of the 1,200 adult respondents in the survey conducted last September 24–27 via face-to-face interviews, 76 percent said they were satisfied with Duterte’s performance. 11 percent were dissatisfied, while 13 percent were undecided.
Based on the survey, Duterte continued to gain the public’s confidence even though his administration’s first quarter took off on a bumpy start, mostly due to his tirades against Western leaders citing human rights violations over the rising death toll resulting from his war against illegal drugs.
Among past leaders, only former President Fidel V. Ramos had a similar rating with + 66 percent in a survey done between Aug. 10 and Sept. 8 in 1992.
Duterte fared better than his predecessors.
Former President Benigno Aquino III garnered a “very good” satisfaction rating with +60 percentage in a survey conducted between Sept. 24 and 27, 2010.
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo had a lower satisfaction rating in a survey conducted last March 2001 with a “moderate” rating or +24 percent, but after she was sworn into office following the EDSA 2 people protest, she gained a “moderate” rating with +12 percent satisfaction rating in the August 2004 survey.