President Duterte has achieved his highest ever public satisfaction score, in line with a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey.
The president garnered a web satisfaction score of +67, categorised as “very good,” primarily based on the survey carried out from June 23 to 26 — a month after he declared martial law in response to the Marawi disaster.
This is his highest SWS web satisfaction score up to now, surpassing his September score of +64.
The survey, first printed in BusinessWorld, was carried out by face-to-face interviews with 1,200 adults nationwide. It has sampling error margins of +/-Three factors for national percentages and +/-6 for regional percentages.
It discovered that 78 per cent of respondents had been happy by Duterte’s efficiency within the second quarter of the 12 months.
Only 12 per cent had been dissatisfied whereas 10 per cent stated they had been undecided.
Increased public satisfaction in Visayas and Luzon shored up the president’s rankings, which dropped sharply in Mindanao — his house area that’s now underneath martial law.
In Visayas, the president’s satisfaction score was up by 11 factors to +73 whereas in Luzon, public satisfaction rose by 7 factors to +58.
In Mindanao, nevertheless, his satisfaction score dropped by 12 factors — from +87 to +75 — which nonetheless continues to be safely within the “excellent” class.
Satisfaction in Duterte’s efficiency improved throughout all ranges of society, with the best rise recorded among the many nation’s poorest.
Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella stated the outcomes confirmed public help for martial law and how the Marawi disaster has been dealt with.
“The finding shows tacit public support for the president’s action following the rebellion in Marawi,” he stated.
However, opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV described the drop in rankings in Mindanao as “alarming.”
“Those from Luzon and Visayas most likely appreciated the AFP’s effective response to the Maute group, hence the increase in satisfaction rating. On the other hand, the 12 per cent dip in Mindanao shows a totally different and alarming picture,” he stated.
The president declared martial law on May 23, simply hours after Islamist militants went on the rampage in Marawi underneath the black flag of Islamic State.
The death toll of the disaster has surpassed 400 and practically 400,000 individuals have been displaced.