Villar's trust ratings fall 11 pts

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Posted at Mar 17 2010 10:00 PM | Updated as of Mar 18 2010 08:43 PM

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MANILA, Philippines - The public's trust of Nacionalista Party (NP) presidential candidate Sen. Manny Villar fell by a big 11 percentage points in the latest survey of Pulse Asia on trust ratings of public figures.

In the survey, Villar's trust ratings fell from 70% in January 22-26, 2010 to 59% in February 21-25, 2010.

LP presidential candidate Sen. Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III’s trust ratings were stable at 64% during the two survey periods.

In a statement, LP general campaign manager Butch Abad attributed the drop in Villar's trust ratings to the C-5 road controversy.

"Sen. Manny Villar suffered a huge 11% erosion in his trust ratings attributable mainly to his inability to extricate himself from the anomalous C-5 Road Extension Project and his association with the much distrusted Gloria Macapagal Arroyo," Abad said.

"This is a triumph of character over cash, empowerment over patronage," Abad said. "Their baseless lies have failed. LP presidential standard bearer Sen. Aquino is now the most trusted presidential candidate with a rating of 64%."

Villar was the most trusted presidential candidate in the January 22-26 Pulse Asia survey.

Pwersa ng Masang Pilpino (PMP) presidential bet Joseph Ejercito Estrada's trust ratings went up by 7 percentage points, from 33% in January 22-26 to 40% in February 21-25.

Lakas-Kampi-CMD presidential candidate Gilbert 'Gibo' Teodoro's trust ratings fell slightly from 32% in January to 29% in February.

Bagumbayan presidential candidate Richard Gordon’s trust ratings were statistically the same at 25% in February (26% in January).

Bagong Pilipinas bet Bro. Eddie Villanueva's trust ratings were also stable at 15% in the two survey periods.

Sen. Jamby Madrigal's trust ratings increased slightly from 14% in January to 17% in February.

Olongapo City Councilor JC de los Reyes and Nicanor Perlas's trust ratings were statistically the same in the two survey periods at 5% and 4% respectively.

Mar still most trusted VP bet

Among the vice-presidential candidates, Sen. Manuel Roxas II of the Liberal Party was on top with 70% trust rating.

NP-Nationalist People's Coalition vice-presidential bet Loren Legarda's trust ratings fell from 61% in January to 58% in February.  
 
Makati City Mayor Jejomar Binay was the third most trusted vice-presidential bet with 45% trust rating, statistically the same as in January.

Bagumbayan bet Bayani Fernando was fourth with 22% trust rating followed by Lakas-Kampi-CMD bet Edu Manzano at 19%.

In Pulse Asia's trust surveys, respondents are asked how much they trust the public figure, whether "malaking-malaki, malaki, maaring malaki at maaring maliit, maliit o maliit na maliit."

The Pulse Asia survey of 1,800 respondents has a margin of error of plus/minus 2%.