(Eagle News) — President Rodrigo Duterte’s net satisfaction rating rose even after he declared martial law across Mindanao, with the popular chief executive even setting a personal record-high score this time around.
Duterte’s net satisfaction rating based on the June 2017 survey of the Social Weather Stations was at +66, three points higher than the net satisfaction rating he received in March.
The President garnered a +63 net rating in December 2016, when SWS first conducted a survey on public satisfaction of his performance.
All three net ratings fall under the “very good” category set by the pollster.
One month after martial law declaration
The +66 net satisfaction rating in the SWS June survey translates to a whopping 78% satisfied with President Duterte’s performance, only 12% dissatisfied, and 10% undecided.
The SWS June survey was conducted via face to face interviews of 1200 adults from June 23 to 26, or a month after the President declared martial law across Mindanao to quell the rebellion by local terrorists there.
Some had questioned Duterte’s Proclamation Number 216, claiming he had abused his authority when he made the declaration, and even sought the help of the Supreme Court to stop him.
The High Court, however, also ruled in favor of Duterte.
Of the 1,200 respondents, 300 each came from Balance Luzon, Metro Manila, Visayas, and Mindanao.
Sampling error margins were pegged at ±3% for national percentages, and ±6% each for Balance Luzon, Metro Manila, Visayas, and Mindanao.
Residents from Mindanao, most satisfied
Those from Mindanao–who were affected by the declaration of martial law—were also the most satisfied with President Duterte’s performance (+75), followed by those from the Visayas (+73), Balance Luzon (+58) and then the National Capital Region (+63).
The President garnered a +68 net satisfaction rating in urban areas, five points higher than the net rating he got in rural areas.
His net satisfaction rating was highest among members of Class E (+67), followed closely by those from Class D (+66) and then from Class ABC (+59).
The +59 net satisfaction rating he got from members of Class ABC was three points higher than the net rating he received from them in the March survey.
Women were more satisfied with President Duterte’s performance (+69) than men (+63).