Filipinos Show Satisfaction with Marcos Governance

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. PHOTO BY J. GERARD SEGUIA
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According to the latest Tugon Ng Masa survey conducted by independent research firm OCTA Research, a majority of Filipinos are satisfied with the way President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is governing the nation. The survey, conducted from December 10 to 14, 2023, revealed that 59 percent of those polled approved of the President’s governance, while 14 percent expressed dissatisfaction and 24 percent remained ambivalent.

OCTA Research highlighted that the percentage of adult Filipinos who are satisfied with the way the nation is being governed has increased from 56 percent in October 2023 to 59 percent in December 2023. This 3-percentage point increase marks the first observed rise in the performance rating of the current administration since October 2022.

In terms of regional performance ratings, the Marcos administration received the highest approval ratings in the National Capital Region (NCR) and Visayas, both at 71 percent, as reported by the research firm. Meanwhile, it garnered a performance rating of 56 percent in Mindanao and 53 percent in Balance Luzon.

The performance ratings across major areas saw an increase of 18 percentage points in Visayas and 9 percentage points in the NCR. However, there was a slight decrease of 3 percentage points in Mindanao and 2 percentage points in Balance Luzon.

When analyzing satisfaction with the present leadership based on social class, the survey revealed that Class E, the lowest income group, expressed the lowest satisfaction, giving the Marcos administration a performance rating of 40 percent. On the other hand, Class ABC, the highest income group, gave it a 66 percent performance rating, while Class D, the middle-income group, gave it a 64 percent rating.

In terms of age groups, the highest performance rating was among those ages 75 and above, with 76 percent expressing satisfaction. The age group of 25-34 had a performance rating of 74 percent. The lowest satisfaction rating came from the age group of 18-24, with 47 percent expressing satisfaction, according to OCTA Research.

These survey results provide valuable insights into the public perception of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s governance. The majority of Filipinos expressed satisfaction with his leadership, with approval ratings varying across different regions, social classes, and age groups.

It is important to note that public opinion can be influenced by various factors such as economic conditions, government policies, and personal experiences. Understanding these dynamics is crucial in interpreting survey results and gaining a comprehensive understanding of the public’s sentiment.

As with any survey, it is essential to consider the margin of error and the representativeness of the sample size. Additionally, public opinion can change over time, and it is important to track these trends to gain a more accurate understanding of the public’s sentiment.

Overall, these survey findings shed light on the current state of public opinion regarding President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s governance. While a majority of Filipinos expressed satisfaction, it is important to continue monitoring public sentiment to ensure effective governance and address any concerns or areas for improvement that may arise.

Source: The Manila Times

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