PGMA's net satisfaction rating in Luzon up by 10 percent – SWS

December 29, 2009 1:02 pm 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Dec. 29 -— President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s net satisfaction ratings eased in most of Luzon, rising by 10 points, the pollster Social Weather Stations (SWS) reported on Tuesday, claiming this was based on its own non-commissioned face-to-face interviews involving 2,100 adults from December 5 to 10.

SWS noted that the Luzon rating was pulled down by dissatisfaction expressed by respondents in Metro Manila, a traditional anti-administration bailiwick.

The December ratings was at -35 percent, compared to -45 percent when a s similar survey was done in September, translating to a 10 percent better perception of the Chief Executive.

In all the times that such results were announced, Malacanang has maintained that President Arroyo is not affected by surveys, “which do not tell everything” about the Chief Executive’s performance. “She is aware that she is not popular but she works hard to leave a legacy,” her various spokesperson have taken turns in saying.

SWS claims that public satisfaction for the President in Visayas and Mindanao continue to worsen, 13 points in the Visayas, or –45 percent from the previous -32 percent, and falling by 8 points in Mindanao, or –35 percent from –27 percent before.

All in all, urban satisfaction with the President went to 22 percent in December, from 21 percent in September. Rural satisfaction went to 24 percent from 25 percent. (PNA) V3/GJB

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