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De Castro tops satisfaction rating–SWS

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By Joel Guinto
First Posted 13:37:00 01/19/2009

Filed Under: Eleksyon 2010, Elections, Government, Research, Politics

MANILA, Philippines — (UPDATE) Vice President Noli De Castro got the highest net satisfaction rating among the top four government officials, who are next in line to President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, an independent study by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) showed.

The independent study polled 1,500 respondents nationwide from November 28 to December 1 and 61 percent said they were satisfied with De Castro, while 22 percent said they were dissatisfied, bringing his net satisfaction rating to 39 percent.

In a statement, De Castro said the survey results serve as an “inspiration” for him to “double” his efforts to serve.

“The more our people are satisfied with the way I perform my duties, the more I am inspired to do better to serve our people,” he said.

Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile got a 5-percent net satisfaction rating, from a satisfaction rating of 33 percent and a dissatisfaction rating of 38 percent, the SWS said in a statement.

Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno scored a -4 percent net satisfaction rating, from a 30-percent satisfaction rating and a 34-percent dissatisfaction rating, it said.

Speaker Prospero Nograles got the lowest net satisfaction rating of -17 percent. He had a 22-percent satisfaction rating and a 39-percent dissatisfaction rating, it said.

During the same period, Arroyo scored a net rating of -24 percent, from a 29 percent satisfaction rating and a 53-percent dissatisfaction rating, the SWS earlier said.

The SWS subtracted the dissatisfaction rating from the satisfaction rating to get the net satisfaction rating.

Of the top government institutions, the Senate got the highest net satisfaction rating of 26 percent, followed by the House of Representatives with 9 percent, the Supreme Court with 8 percent, and the Cabinet with -1 percent.

De Castro’s 39-percent net satisfaction rating was “good,” Enrile’s 5 percent and Puno’s 4 percent was “neutral,” while Nograles’ -17 percent was “poor,” the SWS said.

De Castro’s net rating in the fourth quarter was up from 34 percent in the third quarter, Nograles’ was down further from -12 percent, and Puno’s was steady from -3 percent, the SWS said.

Enrile had no third quarter ratings since he assumed the Senate presidency in December, after his predecessor, Manuel Villar, was ousted in a coup.

Before his ouster, Villar had a 43-percent net satisfaction rating in the third quarter of 2008. His net rating peaked at 59 percent in December 2007.

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