Vice President Jejomar C. Binay has received his highest satisfaction rating since assuming office in 2010, according to the results of the latest Social Weather Station (SWS) released Friday.
Binay’s latest net satisfaction rating of +76 (82 percent satisfied, 6 percent dissatisfied) is a six-point jump from his previous +70 (79 percent satisfied, 9 percent dissatisfied).
His latest score is also the highest net satisfaction rating in history for a Vice President after the first nine quarters in office.
The Vice President said his consistent “excellent” score and the high satisfaction ratings of President Aquino and other government leaders are manifestations of public support for the administration's reform agenda.
"The President is determined to ensure that reforms in government will lead to an improvement in the lives of our people," he said.
He credited the President for allowing him to be part of the Cabinet as chair of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC), presidential adviser for OFW Concerns, chair of the Presidential Task Force Against Illegal Recruitment (PTFAIR) and chair emeritus of the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT).
“I am also grateful to President Noynoy Aquino for his continued trust in me and for including me in his Cabinet,” he added.
Meanwhile, the SWS poll also showed Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile and House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte with their highest net scores since assuming office.
Enrile’s rating jumped 17 points to a record-high “very good” +65 from +48 in the previous quarter, while Belmonte’s score rose to a personal high “moderate” +20, 12 points up from previous “neutral” +8.
Enrile’s score also surpassed the personal best scores of previous Senate Presidents from Senator Jovito Salonga’s +56 in April 1990 to Senator Manuel Villar’s +59 in December 2007.
The Third Quarter 2012 Survey of SWS was conducted from August 24-27, using face-to-face interviews of 1,200 adults all over the country, with sampling error margins of ±3 percent for national percentages and ±6 percent for area percentages.
Net scores of +70 and above are considered “excellent”; +50 to +69, “very good’; +30 to +49, “good”; +10 to +29, “moderate”; -9 to +9, “neutral”; -10 to -29, “poor”; -30 to -49, “bad”; -50 to -69, “very bad”; and -70 and below, “execrable”.