Aquino satisfaction ratings dip

Faye Valencia
The Inbox

By Thea Alberto-Masakayan, Yahoo! Southeast Asia

President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III's net satisfaction rating has plunged anew—from "very good' to "good"—days before he marks his first year as chief executive.

In a non-commissioned Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey for June, Aquino posted a +46 net satisfaction rating, five points lower than his March 2011 +51 score.

The survey, which has a margin of error of ±3% for national percentage, was conducted from June 3-6 and used face-to-face interviews of 1,200 adults in Metro Manila, Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

SWS asked this question:

Maaari po bang pakisabi ninyo kung gaano kayo nasisiyahan o hindi nasisiyahan sa pagganap ng tungkulin ni Benigno Aquino III bilang presidente ng Pilipinas. Kayo ba ay

  • Lubos na nasiyahan
  • Medyo nasiyahan
  • Hindi tiyak kung nasisiyahan o hindi
  • Medyo hindi nasisiyahan
  • Lubos na hindi nasisiyahan
  • Wala pa akong narinig o nabasa kahit kailan tungkol kay Benigno Aquino III

OR

Please tell me how satisfied or dissatisfied you are in the performance of Benigno Aquino III as President of the Philippines. Are you … (Very satisfied, Somewhat satisfied, Undecided if satisfied or not, Somewhat dissatisfied, Very dissatisfied, You have not ever heard or read anything about Benigno Aquino III)?]

  • Very satisfied
  • Somewhat satisfied
  • Undecided if satisfied or not
  • Somewhat dissatisfied
  • Very dissatisfied
  • I have not heard or read anything about Benigno Aquino III

SWS results noted that the nationwide dissatisfaction rating stayed at 18 percent from the last survey period in March.

For June, most of the dissatisfied were women, those in Class D, are in NCR and at some parts of Luzon, according to SWS.

Those in Mindanao and in Class ABC posted high satisfaction rating for Aquino, the survey showed.

Back in September 2010, Aquino posted a satisfaction rating of +60; then +64 on November, and then plummeted to +51 in March.

Malacañang noted that while nationwide satisfaction ratings dipped, it said in a statement the figure is still "historically very high."

"As the administration marks its first year in office, it is heartening to note that it continues to receive the support of the broad public," the Palace said in a statement.

"The administration has been working to clear the obstacles to good governance put in place by those with a vested interest in seeing the country fail," it added.