Philippines: Duterte government’s public satisfaction rating drops

PUBLIC satisfaction with the performance of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s government dropped in the first quarter of 2018 from a record high in December, partly pulled down by a poor score on fighting inflation, a private pollster said on Friday.

Duterte’s administration received an overall “very good” net satisfaction rating of +58 percent, down from December’s “excellent” level of +70, according to the March 23-27 poll by Social Weather Stations (SWS).

The December rating was the highest on record since SWS began conducting opinion surveys in the 1980s.

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The latest poll showed 69 percent of adult Filipinos were satisfied with the government’s overall performance, down from 79 percent in December.

Only 11 percent expressed dissatisfaction, while the remaining 18 percent were neither satisfied nor dissatisfied.

The administration scored the lowest when it came to…

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