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Duterte rating in free fall: SWS cites steep drop among the poor and all of Metro Manila, Luzon, Visayas

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President Rodrigo Duterte’s net satisfaction rating dropped from “very good” to “good”, his lowest since he took office in Malacanang in July 2016.

In Third Quarter 2017 Social Weather Survey released on Sunday, Duterte’s net satisfaction rating fell to plus 48 points in September 2017 which was nearly a third below his plus 66 rating in June 2017

Except for Mindanao, where respondents gave him a plus 76 net satisfaction rating, Duterte’s grade plummeted in Visayas (down by 41 percent to plus 43), Luzon (38 percent to plus 36), and Metro Manila (down 30 percent to plus 44).

People dissatisfied with Duterte soared by 60 percent to plus 19 points in September 2017 from 12 percent in June 2017. Filipios unhappy with Duterte more than doubled in Visayas (up 110 percent to plus 21 points), nearly doubled in Metro Manila (up by 84 percent to plus 24 points), and increased by more than half in Luzon (up by 53 percent to plus 23 points).

Duterte’s net satisfaction rating was down in both urban (down 30 percent to plus 48 points) and rural areas (down by 25 percent to plus 47 points).

While upper crust or class ABC income levels kept their trust with Duterte unchanged, the President’s rating nosedived among the masses – down 26 percent to plus 49 percent among Class D; and down 50 percent to plus 35 points.

The survey results , conducted from September 23 to 27, was gathered through face-to-face interviews of 1,500 adults nationwide — 600 in Luzon, and 300 each in Metro Manila, Visayas, and Mindanao with a sampling error margin of plus or minus 2.5 percent for national percentages, plus or minus 4 percent for Luzon, and plus or minus 6 percent each for Metro Manila, Visayas, and Mindanao.

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