The results of the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed that the government under President Benigno Aquino III posted a “good” rating from last quarter’s “moderate” rating. This is not a bad thing for him leaving the Palace in less than a year.
The recent SWS survey showed that 55 percent of Filipinos are satisfied, 20 percent are indecisive and 24 percent are dissatisfied with the performance of his administration.
Here are the six subjects where Aquino administration received good net satisfaction ratings: Improving the quality of children’s education (+47), providing enough supply of electricity (+44), helping the poor (+39), foreign relations (+38), promoting the welfare of overseas Filipino worker (+32) and ensuring that medicines are affordable (+31).
On the other hand, the survey showed that respondents perceived that the administration was “poor” in fighting inflation (-11), ensuring that no family will ever be hungry (-12) and ensuring oil firms don’t take advantage of oil prices (-17) while “very bad” on resolving the Maguindanao massacre case with justice.
Throughout geographical areas, Aquino’s satisfaction rating lifted in Mindanao (from moderate to good) and in Balance Luzon (from neutral to moderate) while stayed good in Visayas and moderate in Metro Manila.
The satisfaction rating of the Aquino administration rose in classes ABC and E between social classes while stuck in moderate in class D or the “masa.”
There were 1, 200 participants nationwide on the recent survey and has sampling error margins of 3 percent for national percentages, and 6 percent each for Metro Manila, Balance of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.SWS classifies net satisfaction ratings: +70 and above as “excellent”; +50 to +69 as “very good”; +30 to +49 as “good”; +10 to +29 as “moderate”; +9 to –9 as “neutral”; –10 to –29 as “poor”; –30 to –49 as “bad”; –50 to –69 as “very bad”; and –70 and below as “execrable.”