Robredo downplays drop in Pulse Asia ratings

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 25 2018 03:08 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo during a press briefing in Quezon City, September 03, 2018. George Calvelo, George Calvelo, ABS CBN News

MANILA - Vice President Leni Robredo on Tuesday downplayed the drop in her Pulse Asia ratings, saying the decrease was minimal.

"Very negligible naman 'yun. 'Yung margin of error, plus-minus 2.5, so halos static siya," Robredo said.

Robredo's approval ratings dropped a point to 62 percent, while her trust ratings stayed at 56 percent, the poll showed. 

The vice president stressed that surveys are not as important compared to the issues currently being faced by Filipinos.

"Tinitingnan natin ano ba 'yung issues surrounding the survey, paano nagre-respond ang mga tao sa ibang hamon," she said.

Weeks before the poll was made, President Rodrigo Duterte claimed Robredo's hometown, Naga City, was a "hotbed of shabu." 

The Vice President said these claims are false and called them a "huge insult" to residents of Naga City. 

Asked if these claims had affected her, she said no. "Di totoo ang mga sinasabi, lahat ng sinabing paratang nare-refute," she added.