MANILA, Philippines – The Filipino public continues to be greatly dissatisfied with the performance of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
In the latest December 5-10 survey of the Social Weather Stations (SWS) disclosed on Tuesday, only 23% or 1 in 4 respondents were satisfied with Mrs. Arroyo’s performance while nearly 2 in 3 respondents or 61% were dissatisfied.
This translates to a net dissatisfaction rating of minus 38, which the SWS classifies as “bad.”
The polling outfit said dissatisfaction eased in Luzon, but worsened in Visayas and Mindanao.
“The net satisfaction rating of Pres. Arroyo rose by 10 points in Luzon outside Metro Manila, to -35 (24% satisfied, 59% dissatisfied) in December, from -45 (19% satisfied, 64% dissatisfied) in September,” the SWS said.
“However, it worsened by 13 points in the Visayas, to -45 (21% satisfied, 66% dissatisfied) now, from -32 (26% satisfied, 58% dissatisfied) previously,” it said. “It fell by 8 points in Mindanao, to a bad -35 (26% satisfied, 60% dissatisfied, correctly rounded) now, from a poor -27 (30% satisfied, 57% dissatisfied) before.”
Urban dissatisfaction eased slightly from minus 44 in September to minus 40 in December, but rural dissatisfaction hardly changed at minus 35.
Although dissatisfaction eased among the upper income groups, the SWS said it was still at a bad minus 34 in December “from a very bad -54 in September.”
“It stayed bad in class D or the masa, at -40 (22% satisfied, 62% dissatisfied) now, from -39 (23% satisfied, 62% dissatisfied) before. It also stayed bad in class E, at -35 (24% satisfied, 59% dissatisfied) now, from -34 (26% satisfied, 60% dissatisfied) before,” the SWS said.
Dissatisfaction was unchanged among men and women with both sexes still dissatisfied with Mrs. Arroyo’s performance.
The SWS survey used face-to-face interviews of 2,100 adults. It has a margin of error of plus/minus 2.2%.
It is a non-commissioned survey item and released by SWS as a public service, with first printing rights to BusinessWorld.
as of 12/29/2009 1:47 PM
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Why am I not suprised ???
It took the people long enough to realize that she is useless.
I bet that there are lots of people who say she is the best, all the one she filled the pockets and all the Ampatuans and the other clans, all the corrupt politicians and officials.
It now in your hands, voters, show her how much you want to get rid of her, keep her out of power also in Pampangas, help her to go into early retirement. Maybe she can do some social work as she said, she would like to help the poor and needed ………….it makes me sick when I hear B.S. like that. That way she cant get any cash into her swiss bankaccount.
Submitted by Peter_UK on Tue, 12/29/2009 – 18:01.
Power to the people, vote for honest and caring officials and keep the scum and thieves out of offices.
Remember ………..IT IS IN YOUR HANDS, MAKE USE OF YOUR POWER.
It’s Given: Arroyo is the WORSE President
At this time, with few months away from election, it willl take DIVINE INTERVENTION for the Filipinos to respect and love ARROYO.
IT IS GIVEN, even without the survey, ARROYO IS OUR WORSE PRESIDENT.
She even beats former President Marcos on that title. –abs-cbnNEWS.com