In the last Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey results under the Duterte administration that was released on Monday, Oct. 3, 66 percent of Filipinos were found to be satisfied and 38 percent were dissatisfied with the performance of former Vice President Leni Robredo, translating to a net satisfaction rating of “neutral” +7.
The survey was conducted from June 26 to 29, 2022, using face-to-face interviews of 1,500 adults.
According to SWS, the one-point decline in the overall net satisfaction rating of Robredo was due to increases in Balance Luzon—or Luzon outside Metro Manila (from +1 in April 2022 to +13 in June 2022)—and Metro Manila (from -5 to -1), combined with decreases in the Visayas (from +33 to +16) and Mindanao (from +7 to -8).
Meanwhile, Robredo’s urban net satisfaction stayed neutral, although down from -3 in April 2022 to -5 in June 2022.
The former vice president’s rural net satisfaction stayed moderate, up from +18 in April to +20 in June.
By age group, SWS said net satisfaction with Robredo stayed moderate among the 18-24-year-olds, although down from +24 in April 2022 to +14 in June 2022.
It also stayed neutral among those 25-to-54-year-olds, hardly moving from a +1 to +7 range in April to a -3 to +8 range in June, while it rose from neutral to moderate among those 55 years old and older, up from +9 in April to +13 in June.
By educational attainment, Robredo's net satisfaction rating stayed moderate among those who either had no formal education or some elementary education (non-elementary graduates), although down from +25 in April 2022 to +16 in June 2022.
However, it fell from moderate to neutral among those who either finished elementary or had some high school education (elementary graduates), hardly moving from +10 (correctly rounded) in April to +9 in June.
“It stayed at neutral levels among those who either finished junior high school, had some vocational schooling, had some senior high school, finished senior high school, completed vocational school, or attended some college (junior high school graduates), and among those who either graduated from college or took postgraduate studies (college graduates), from a +2 to +4 range in April to a -8 to +7 range in June,” SWS said.
Sotto’s net satisfaction rating down but still ‘very good’
Meanwhile, 66 percent were satisfied and 15 percent were dissatisfied with former Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III’s performance, which translated to a net satisfaction rating of “very good” +51.
SWS said Sotto's net satisfaction rating stayed very good, although down slightly from +55 in April 2022 to +51 in June 2022.
“The four-point decline in the overall net satisfaction rating of Senate President Sotto was due to increases in Metro Manila and Balance Luzon, combined with decreases in Mindanao and the Visayas,” it pointed out.
Sotto’s urban net satisfaction rating stayed at very good +51 from April to June 2022, while his rural net satisfaction also stayed very good, although down slightly from +58 in April to +52 in June.
“By age group, Senate President Sotto's net satisfaction rating stayed good among the 18-24-year-olds, down slightly from +48 (correctly rounded) in April 2022 to +45 in June 2022. It fell from very good to good among the 25-34-year-olds, down from +55 (correctly rounded) in April to +44 in June. It stayed at very good levels among those 35 years old and above, from a +52 to +63 range in April to a +50 to +57 range in June,” SWS said.
“By education, net satisfaction with Senate President Sotto stayed good among non-elementary graduates, although down slightly from +49 in April 2022 to +45 in June 2022. It stayed very good among elementary graduates, down slightly from +58 in April to +52 in June. It also stayed very good among junior high school graduates, hardly moving from +53 in April to +51 in June. It also stayed very good among college graduates, down slightly from +59 in April to +54 in June,” it added.
Velasco, Gesmundo net satisfaction ratings rise
During the same survey period, 38 percent of Filipinos expressed satisfaction and 21 percent dissatisfaction with former Speaker Lord Allan Velasco, while 35 percent expressed satisfactionf and 18 percent dissatisfaction with Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo.
The resulting net satisfaction ratings were “moderate” for both Velasco (+18) and Gesmundo (16).
SWS said net satisfaction with Velasco rose from neutral to moderate, up from +7 in April 2022 to +18 in June 2022.
“The 11-point increase in the overall net satisfaction rating of Speaker Velasco was due to increases in all areas,” SWS pointed out.
Likewise, Gesmundo’s net satisfaction rating rose from neutral to moderate, up from +1 in April 2022 to +16 in June 2022.
“The 15-point increase in the overall net satisfaction rating of Chief Justice Gesmundo was due to increases in all areas,” SWS said.
In the SWS survey results released on Sept. 23, President Rodrigo Duterte has gained a final net rating of “excellent” +81 (88 percent satisfied, 5 percent undecided, and 7 percent dissatisfied).