MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo and Senate President Koko Pimentel’s satisfaction ratings have climbed by several points in the latest survey conducted by Social Weather Station (SWS) between September 23 and 27.
Robredo, the 2nd highest official who was previously threatened with impeachment by forces loyal to the administration, scored a 5-point increase from last June’s +36 to get +41 (62% satisfied, 21% dissatisfied, 16% undecided) in the latest outing.
This was still 8 points short of her highest ratings, so far, (+49) in the September 2016 survey, but a remarkable increase from her March 2017’s +26.
As for Pimentel, the Senate President received +46 (60% satisfied, 14% dissatisfied, 23% undecided), a 13-point increase from June’s +36. Pimentel’s lowest satisfaction ratings was also in March 2017 where he took only +29.
Both Robredo and Pimentel’s current ratings fell into the “good” category as per SWS classifications.
Alvarez, Sereno’s ratings on downward trend
On the other hand, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez’s satisfaction ratings fell by half, dropping from +16 in June to only +8 (34% satisfied, 26% dissatisfied, 29% undecided) in September.
The same thing happened to Supreme Court Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno whose ratings suffered the worst, falling from 12 points from +21 in June to +9 (35% satisfied, 26% dissatisfied, 29% undecided) during the same period. Sereno is currently facing impeachment at the Lower House.
Pimentel and Sereno’s ratings into the “neutral” category.
The SWS survey, conducted among 1,500 respondents nationwide, had sampling error margins of ±2.5% for national percentages, ±4% for Balance Luzon, and ±6% each for Metro Manila, Visayas, and Mindanao.
This comes as Duterte’s net public satisfaction ratings in SWS survey also plunged by 18 points, from +66 in June to +48. His trust ratings also fell from +75 to +60 during the same period.