MANILA - Vice President Leni Robredo has maintained her "good" net satisfaction rating despite a 2-point drop in the second quarter of 2018, a survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) released on Thursday showed.
The survey, conducted from June 27 to 30 this year, found 54 percent of Filipinos satisfied with Robredo's performance and 22 percent dissatisfied.
This is equivalent to a +32 satisfaction rating, lower than the +34 she received in March this year.
SWS said the decline in Robredo's satisfaction rating is due to decreases in different parts of the country. She suffered a 5-point decrease in Balance Luzon, and 2 points in Metro Manila.
The vice president, however, saw a 3-point increase in Visayas to +50 from +47 last March.
Her Mindanao rating meanwhile stayed moderate at +26.
The vice president is the current leader of the opposition, which is set to release its senatorial line-up for the 2019 mid-term polls in September.
Robredo is currently fighting an electoral protest filed by former Sen. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos before the Presidential Electoral Tribunal. The recount is ongoing.
Marcos lost to Robredo by 263,473 votes, the closest vice presidential race in recent memory.
MODERATE RATING FOR CARPIO
Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio, meanwhile, received a "moderate" +11 rating.
Carpio currently heads the Supreme Court in an acting capacity following the ouster of Maria Lourdes Sereno as chief justice.
He was last surveyed by the SWS in August 2012 when he temporarily took over the leadership of the Supreme Court following the impeachment of Renato Corona as chief magistrate.
Compared to when his performance was last surveyed, Carpio's net satisfaction rating rose by a grade from a "neutral" +3 to a "moderate" +11.
SWS said the rise in Carpio's overall rating was due to increases in all areas.
Carpio had recently declined his nomination for the top magistrate post because he did not want to "benefit" from the ouster of Sereno after voting against it.
The second quarter SWS survey was conducted using face-to-face interviews of 1,200 adults (18 and above) and has a +/-3 percent margin of error for national percentages.