President Noynoy Aquino's ratings continue to dive, according to another Social Weather Stations (SWS). The survey conducted last March, revealed an across-the-board drop in trust ratings, from 64% in the previous quarter to 46%, or a phenomenal drop of 18%. There is about 16% of the 1,200 respondents who are undecided.
The big drop happened in members of the ABC, or those in the middle classes--46% drop. It is followed by members of the D class and a moderate drop in the e classes.
Though the SWS says, the ratings show that the Aquino administration still rated "good", this is by far, the fastest and the biggest single drop ever to occur in an administration which is barely a year old. If the trend continues, we may yet to see a negative rating for the Aquino administration sometime in August or September.
There are many perceptions as to the causes of the drop, but one thing is certain---the economic condition of the country, worsening under the Aquino administration--is impacting on the people's perception of the way this country is being run.
For example, despite the government's threat of filing criminal and civil charges against oil companies, Shell and Chevron raised their pump prices again today. This is a direct taunt against this administration, which is being handled with kid's gloves.
The inability of this administration to protect the people's interests is something that contributes to the deterioration of the people's trust in this government.