Majority of Filipinos say Pres. Duterte’s performance better than PNoy – SWS

Duterte image from SCMP | PNoy image from Angry Rational Ranter
  • Majority of Filipinos believe Pres. Duterte is better than PNoy
  • A survey by SWS said 70% of the poll respondents said Pres. Duterte performed better than his predecessor
  • Only 8% said PNoy performed better

Seventy percent of the respondents in the latest survey conducted by Social Weather Stations (SWS) from December 8, 2017 to December 16, 2017 said President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s (PRDD) performance as president of the country is better than former president Benigno “PNoy” Aquino’s.

The respondents, as mentioned in Journal Online, answered this question posed by SWS: “Kung ikukumpara ang pagganap ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte sa kanyang tungkulin mula Hulyo 2016 sa pagkaganap ni dating Pangulong Aquino mula Hulyo 2010 hanggang Hunyo 2016, masasabi n’yo ba na PRRD is better, the same, PNoy is better?”

[If you compare President Duterte’s performance in office since July 2016 to former Pres. Aquino’s performance from July 2010 to June 2016, would you say PRDD is better, the same, PNoy is better?]

Twenty two percent of the survey respondents said the two presidents’ performance was the same, while only eight percent believed Aquino was a better president.

The SWS asked the respondents, “Sa kabuuan, ang mga kilos ba ni Pangulong Duterte ay angkop o hindi angkop sa isang pangulo?”

[As a whole, are President Duterte’s actions appropriate or inappropriate for a president?]

Sixty-nine percent of the respondents said Pres. Duterte’s actions were appropriate for his position as president, eighteen percent said inappropriate and thirteen percent were undecided.