Arroyo’s approval rating rises - SWS survey
Quezon City (13 October) -- PRESIDENT Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's approval rating continues to rise despite a prolonged opposition campaign to unseat her, according to a survey released Friday.
The independent Social Weather Stations survey, conducted in September, found 37 percent of respondents were "satisfied" with her performance, up slightly from 34 percent in its last survey, in June.
The number of people dissatisfied with Arroyo's performance stood at 48 percent, the same level as in June.
Arroyo's approval ratings fell to record lows in 2005, after the opposition released audiotapes allegedly showing that she cheated to win the 2004 presidential election.
Arroyo has since survived the mass defection of former allies and cabinet members, two impeachment complaints in congress and a coup plot by military renegades in February. (PIA) [top]