PNoy, Binay keep high trust, approval ratings

Posted at Mar 20 2013 12:30 PM | Updated as of Mar 20 2013 08:30 PM

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MANILA – President Benigno Aquino III and Vice-President Jejomar Binay continue to enjoy majority approval and trust ratings in the latest Pulse Asia survey.

The President had a 68 percent approval rating while the Vice-President enjoyed a 70 percent rating. Both had single digit disapproval ratings and had similar 24 percent undecided rating.

The February 24-28 survey showed a near majority approval rating for Senate President

Juan Ponce Enrile (46%) while the plurality sentiment regarding his trustworthiness is one of public trust (43%).

The lowest approval and trust ratings are recorded by House Speaker Feliciano R. Belmonte, Jr. and Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes A. Sereno (26% to 27% and 22% to 23%, respectively).

In terms of trust, President Aquino and Vice-President Binay also lead the top government officials, followed by the Senate President, the House Speaker and the Chief Justice.

Meanwhile, the survey also showed that only the Supreme Court has obtained a majority trust rating of 52% among the three government institutions trust-rated by Pulse Asia.

“A small majority of Filipinos (52%) trusts the Supreme Court while a near majority says the same thing of the Senate (49%). In contrast, the House of Representatives registers almost the same trust and indecision ratings (44% versus 43%). These institutions obtain virtually the same overall distrust ratings (9% to 11%),” the survey said.

Headlines at the time of the survey include the standoff in Sabah, the release of the National Bureau of Investigation report on the Atimonan shooting and the car importation controversy in Port Irene, Cagayan.

ANC Dateline Philippines, March 20, 2013