A survey made by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) shows President Benigno Aquino III ended his term with a net satisfaction rating at 50% only compared to when he sat into office, but it was still the best among Presidents before him.
According to the survey conducted from June 24 to 27, Aquino got a net satisfaction rating of a “moderate” +29 (57% satisfied, 28% dissatisfied), two percentage points higher than the “moderate” +27 he received in April.
Net satisfaction rating is taken from the percentage of satisfied minus the dissatisfied.
Aquino got a “very good” +60 when in September 2010 after taking oath in June of the same year. He received his best net satisfaction rating, a “very good” +67, in August 2012, while his worst score was recorded in March 2015, at the height of the Mamasapano operation controversy that killed 44 elite policemen.
Aquino’s final satisfaction rating was the highest among recent Philippine presidents, namely Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (“poor” -17), Joseph Estrada (“neutral” +9), Fidel Ramos (“moderate” +19), and his late mother Corazon Aquino (“neutral” +17).
Conducted among 1,200 adults, the survey has a margin of error of +/- 3 points for national percentages, and +/-6 points each for Metro Manila, Balance Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.
Did the survey conducted by Social Weather Stations (SWS) actually reflect what the Filipino people think? What do you think?