Pulse Asia: Binay approval, trust ratings surge
After leading presidential preference polls, Vice President Jejomar Binay seems on a roll as he gained significant changes in his approval and trust ratings for the last quarter of 2015, pollster Pulse Asia reported Wednesday.
According to the results of the Pulse Asia’s December 2015 “Nationwide Survey on the Performance and Trust Ratings of the Top Five Officials of the Philippine Government Institutions,” Binay posted a nine-point increase in his approval rating (from +43 in September 2015 to +52 in December 2015) and a 10-point hike in his trust rating (from +39 in September 2015 to +49 in December 2015).
Across geographic areas, Binay enjoyed the highest surge in his approval rating in the Visayas (from +36 in September to +49 in December), followed by Luzon and Mindanao where he gained an eight-point increase. He also posted a near majority score (+46) in Metro Manila.
Across social classes, Binay gained a +20 point increase in his approval rating in the poorest Class E (from +46 in September to +66 in December) and a five-point increase in Class D (from +44 in September to +49 in December). Class ABC, on the other hand, had split views regarding the performance of the vice president (+30 approval, +27 indecision, and +43 disapproval).
However, despite gains in his approval and trust ratings, Binay remains to be the government official who has the highest disapproval and distrust ratings.
Aquino still most trusted official
President Benigno Aquino III remains to have the highest approval rating among the top five government officials with a +55 rating.
Aquino is also the most trusted government official, being the only one who enjoys a majority trust rating of +53.
The President also obtained majority trust ratings in the Visayas (+64), Mindanao (+61), and those from Class D and E (+51 and +64, respectively).
Meanwhile, Pulse Asia said that the performance and trust ratings of other government officials remained “generally unchanged.”
Senate President Franklin Drilon still had a majority approval rating of +51 (a +1 increase from September 2015) while his trust rating was unchanged at +47.
House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte suffered a single digit dips in his approval rating (+32 in September to +29 in December 2015) and in his trust rating (from +29 in September to +24 in December 2015).
Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno approval and trust ratings were relatively unchanged, +29 and +25 respectively.
The nationwide survey was conducted from December 4 to 11 through face-to-face interviews with 1,800 registered voters with a +/-2% error margin at 95 percent confidence level. CDG
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