Call it intestinal fortitude reinforced by acquired blindness.
Deputy presidential spokesperson Gary Olivar:
We are not surprised with the continued drop of her ratings because what we have now is toxic campaigning and the toxic campaigners always target President Arroyo.
I want to believe Mr. Olivar has a learned perception of things, but are these findings hard to understand? :
The Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey conducted from March 19 to 22 showed public dissatisfaction with President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s performance fell to a record low from “bad” to “very bad” in practically all areas and socioeconomic classes.
Sixteen percent of Filipinos were satisfied, while 69 percent were dissatisfied with Ms Arroyo’s performance, resulting in a net satisfaction rating (satisfied minus dissatisfied) of negative 53.
Ms Arroyo’s net satisfaction rating fell by 15 points from negative 38 (23 percent satisfied and 61 percent dissatisfied) in December 2009, surpassing her previous record low rating of negative 50 posted in July 2008.
For Olivar, an associate professor at the AIM, to erroneously parse the SWS findings to blame the political season as the culprit is a woeful disservice to Filipinos who pay the salary he is drawing from Malacanang, unless he’s serving GMA pro bono.
Wake up, sir.
It’s GMA herself Filipinos find toxic.