Satisfaction with the Aquino government has rebounded from a “moderate” +29 last June to a “good” +35 in September, latest poll results from the Social Weather Stations (SWS) show.
The survey, which was taken from September 26 to 29 with 1,200 respondents, found that 59 percent of adults were satisfied with the Aquino administration’s general performance, while 24 percent were dissatisfied, and another 16 percent were ambivalent.
The administration’s ratings fell to record lows in the second quarter in all geographic areas and across socioeconomic classes, with 56 percent satisfied with its performance while 26 percent were dissatisfied and 18 percent were ambivalent.
The pollster noted that the improvement in the government’s satisfaction rating is parallel to the recovery in President Benigno Aquino III’s ratings in the third quarter. For September, Aquino registered a “good” +34 satisfaction rating, up from a“moderate” +25 in June.
The SWS attributed the rise in the government’s satisfaction rating to considerable ratings improvements in Metro Manila, and in the ABC socioeconomic classes and the “masa.”
The survey had sampling error margins of ±3 percent for national results and ±6 percent for area percentages.