Senate, House ratings go south

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    THE Senate, House of Representatives, Supreme Court and Duterte Cabinet all saw their net public satisfaction ratings dropping by 5 to 16 points in the third quarter survey of the Social Weather Stations (SWS), with the official family of President Duterte suffering the most.

    The September 27 to 30 survey involving 1,800 adult respondents nationwide and a sampling margin of error of ±2.3 percent, also showed Vice President Leni Robredo’s satisfaction rating improving to +33 (from +28 in June); Senate President Vicente Sotto III up to +61 (from +60) and Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin at +16 (from +13) while Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano received a near majority of +49.

    The SWS said the third quarter survey was not commissioned and was done by the polling firm on its own initiative and released as a public service.

    The results showed the Cabinet’s net satisfaction rating falling to a “good” + 35 (51 percent satisfied, 29 percent undecided, 16 percent dissatisfied) from a “very good” +51 in June (64 percent satisfied, 23 percent undecided, 13 percent dissatisfied).

    SWS defied described net satisfaction scores of +70 and above as “excellent;” +50 to +69, “very good;” +30 to +49 “good;” +10 to +29, “moderate” +9 to -9, “neutral;” -10 to -29, “poor;” -30 to -49, “bad”; -50 to -69, “very bad;” -70 and below, “execrable.”

    The polling firm said the 16-point drop was due to decreases of 22 points in Luzon (+33 from +55), 17 points in Mindanao (+33 from +50) and 15 points in the Visayas (+40 from +55) which the 5-point increase in Metro Manila (+41 from +36) failed to offset.

    It also dropped by 8 to 18 points across the different socio-economic class with the biggest decline among Class D (+35 from +53), followed by those from Class ABC +31 from +40) and Class E (+38 from +46)

    The net satisfaction rating of the Senate stayed “very good” despite being down by 7 points (+56 in September from +63 in June) which was due to the decreases of 16 points in Mindanao (+56 from +72), 8 points in the Visayas (+57 from +65), and 4 points in Luzon (+55 from +59) and 2-point increase in Metro Manila (+58 from +56).

    It dropped by 9 points among socio-economic class D (+55 from +64), and by 5 points among Class ABC (+51 from +56) and hardly changed among Class E (+59 from +58).

    The net public satisfaction of the House stayed at a “good” level despite 5 point drop (+43 from +48) which due to decreases of 11 points in Luzon (+39 from +50), 9 points in Mindanao (+45 from +54), and a point in the Visayas (+48 from +49), combined with an 11-point increase in Metro Manila (+44 from +33).

    The double-digit increase of 31 points among class ABC (+48 from +17) failed to offset the 8 point decline among Class D (+42 from +50), combined +46 score among Class E (unchanged from June).

    The Supreme Court’s net satisfaction rating fell to “good” following a 13-point drop (+41 from +54) which was due to decreases of 18 points in Mindanao (+41 from +59), 17 points in Luzon (+39 from +56), and 8 points in the Visayas (+48 from +56) which was combined with a 3-point increase in Metro Manila (+36 from +33).

    It also fell across the different socio-demographics with the highest among Class D (+41 from +54) followed by Class E (+44 from +55) and Class ABAC (+34 from +36).

    ROBREDO’S RATING

    The SWS found Robredo’s net satisfaction rating improving to a “good” +33 (56 percent satisfied and 23 percent dissatisfied) from a “moderate” +28 in June (57 percent satisfied, 29 percent dissatisfied) which was attributed to the increases in all areas.

    She scored the highest net satisfaction score in the Visayas (+46 from +44) but scored the most improvement in Mindanao or by 17 points (up from +15 in June to +32 in September), She scored a +34 (from +33) n Luzon and a +15 from +14 in Metro Manila.

    Robredo, however, saw her net satisfaction rating scoring the lowest among Class ABC with +6 which fell by 22 points from +28, but saw it improved by 9 points to +51 from +42 among Class E and by 6 points to +31 from +25 among Class D.

    Sotto’s net satisfaction rating stayed very good at +61 from + 60 which was due to increases of 4 points in Luzon (+64 from +60) and a point in Mindanao (+51 from +50), combined with a 2-point drop in the Visayas (+61 from +63) and a steady score in Metro Manila (+68).

    The Senate President’s net satisfaction ratings among class ABC improved by 12 points (+68 from +56) and by 4 points among Class E (+60 from +56) abut stayed at the same level among Class D (+61).

    Cayetano’s first net satisfaction rating was a good +49 which was due to the a “very good” +57 in the Visayas, followed by a “very good” +52 in Mindanao, a “good” +48 in Metro Manila, and a “good” +45 in Luzon. It was also highest among class E (+52), followed by classes ABC and D (+49 each).

    Bersamin’s overall net satisfaction rating improved to a +16 in September from a +13 in June which was due to increases of 8 points in Mindanao (+14 from +6), 4 points in Luzon (+18 from +4), and 2 points in Metro Manila (+15 from +13), and a 3-point decline in the Visayas (+18 from +21).

    He also scored a double-digit increase of +31 among Class ABC (from 0) and a 4-point increase among Class D (+16 from +12), combined with a 4-point declined among Class E (+16 from +20).