MANILA—Acting Liberal Party (LP) president, Sen. Francis Pangilinan, said Tuesday the drop in the net satisfaction rating of Vice President Leni Robredo is “expected”, noting that ratings increase and decrease through time.
“It is expected that there will be drops, as well as increases in her satisfaction ratings,” Pangilinan said, noting that even President Rodrigo Duterte suffered a seven-point drop.
“The 11-point drop means that a segment of the population may not be in agreement with a number of positions she has taken, but that is expected as well,” he added.
Results of the Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey released Tuesday showed that Robredo’s ratings dropped by 11 points. The survey was conducted last March 25 to 28 among 1,200 respondents.
Robredo obtained a net satisfaction rating of 26 percent, 11 percent lower than the 37 percent she received last December.
The survey was done after Robredo sent a video message to the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs where she criticized the conduct of the administration’s campaign against hard drug trafficking.
Robredo’s video message also prompted House of Representatives Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez to file an impeachment case against her.
Meanwhile, the “Ulat ng Bayan” survey released by Pulse Asia Research Inc., showed that President Duterte’s trust rating dropped 7 points, from 83 percent last December to 76 percent in March.
President Duterte’s performance rating also dropped 5 points nationally, from 83 percent in December 2016 to 78 percent in March. The survey was conducted from March 15 to 20.