Binay suffers sharp trust, approval ratings dip–Pulse Asia poll
Vice President Jejomar Binay’s trust and approval ratings plunged sharply during the third quarter of 2015, the results of a recent survey of pollster Pulse Asia revealed.
The survey, which was conducted from September 8 to 14, showed Binay’s approval rating dropped to 43 percent, a 15-point drop from his 58 percent rating last June.
The vice president’s trust rating was also down to 39 percent, an 18-point drop from his 57-percent score last June.
The survey showed that Binay continues to enjoy a plurality trust sentiment among residents in Mindanao at 43 percent and Class D and E which were pegged at 40 and 44 percent respectively.
Respondents from Class ABC had the least trust in Binay as he only got 26 percent from the said group.
On the other hand, President Benigno Aquino III maintains his approval rating at 54 percent, which is the same score he got last June. With this score, Pulse Asia said that he is the only government official who has gained a majority approval rating.
However, Aquino’s trust rating slightly dipped to 49 percent, which was a notch lower than the 50-percent score he had in June.
Approval, trust ratings steady for Drilon, Belmonte, Sereno
Approval and trust ratings for Senate President Franklin Drilon, House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. and Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno have remained relatively stable in the third quarter of 2015, Pulse Asia said.
Drilon’s latest approval rating was 50 percent, up by a point from his score last June. On the other hand, his trust rating of 47 percent was a two-point surge from the 45-percent score he got in the June Pulse Asia survey.
Belmonte’s approval rating improved by two points, as it is now at 32 percent from last June’s 30 percent. The House Speaker’s trust rating slightly improved, now at 29 percent from last June’s 28 percent.
Meanwhile, Sereno suffered a slight dip in her approval rating—from 31 percent last June to 29 percent this September. The latest trust rating of the Chief Justice is down by a point from her score last June: from 27 percent to 26 percent.
The survey also revealed that no government institution gained a majority approval rating, with the Senate only getting 44 percent, the House of Representatives with 39 percent and the Supreme Court with 49 percent.
The nationwide survey is based on a sample of 2,400 respondents and has a ± 2% error margin at the 95% confidence level. Aries Joseph Hegina, INQUIRER.net/CDG
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