Valte: PNoy's latest SWS survey remains at Very Good, slight changed


The President’s satisfaction rating in the latest SWS survey indicates continued public support and satisfaction with the President’s performance. Satisfaction with the President remains at Very Good in A, B, C, and E, which suggests to us that the Middle Class understands the external reasons for oil price increases, while the Social Safety Nets of the administration are working in Class E.
Please note that for regional numbers, the margin of error is plus or minus six points. Therefore, we note essentially unchanged satisfaction in Mindanao despite the power situation, and a marginal change in the Visayas despite the earthquake. Both suggest to us that the public realizes the efforts of the President to attend to the effects of the quake in the Visayas and improving the power situation in Mindanao. By SWS’ own ratings system, Satisfaction with the President remains Very Good in NCR, the Visayas, and Mindanao.
We observe that Satisfaction with the President as of the survey went from Very Good to Good in Balance Luzon and among Class D. This was the time of talk of a jeepney fare hike. We believe, however, that as efforts such as Pantawid Pasada kick in, combined with low inflation and improved prospects in agricultural and other exports, that the situation will stabilize and there will be renewed satisfaction with the President.