8 out of 10 Pinoys approve of, trust Duterte: Pulse Asia


Posted at Jul 17 2019 10:45 AM | Updated as of Jul 18 2019 07:31 AM

MANILA - Eight out of 10 Filipinos trust and approve the performance of President Rodrigo Duterte, a Pulse Asia survey revealed Wednesday.

The President remains popular among Filipinos as 85 percent of 1,200 adults said they are satisfied with his performance as chief executive. 

The figure was 2 points below the 87 percent he received in March, a notch below his highest approval rating of 88 percent in June 2018.

Earlier this month, the President also received a new personal record-high satisfaction rating of 80 percent, according to a Social Weather Stations survey, despite the Recto Bank incident last month.

Duterte's trust rating remained unchanged at 85 percent.

Vice President Leni Robredo, meanwhile, received a 55 percent approval rating and a 52 percent trust rating, an increase from the 49 percent and 47 percent ratings she received in the previous quarter.

Senate President Vicente "Tito" Sotto III also enjoyed a spike in his trust and approval ratings, garnering 73 percent and 77 percent, respectively, from the previous quarter's 65 percent and 61 percent.

Meantime, only 26 percent approved of the performance of former House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, while 22 percent said they trusted her. The figures were a slight increase from 22 percent and 19 percent in March.

Supreme Court Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin also received a slight rise in his approval rating, garnering 41 percent from last quarter's 38 percent. His trust rating remained unchanged at 35 percent.

The poll, conducted from June 24 to 30, has a ± 2.8 percent error margin.