Duterte still PH’s most trusted gov’t official – Pulse Asia survey

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 10:41 AM January 08, 2018
Rodrigo Duterte - 6 December 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte.  (Photo from an RTVM video)

President Rodrigo Duterte remains to be the most approved and trusted government official in the country, with eight out of 10 Filipinos favoring his work and trusting him, the recent Pulse Asia survey showed on Friday.

Duterte got an approval rating of 80 percent and trust rating of 82 percent in the December 10 to 15 and 17 national survey of Pulse Asia.


The President enjoyed a majority approval of 72 percent to 93 percent, and 77 percent to 85 percent across geographic areas and in all socio-economic classes. He also got majority trust ratings across geographic areas and in all socio-economic classes from 74 percent to 94 percent, and 78 percent to 85 percent.

The approval rating of Duterte in December did not change from his 80 percent rating in September 2017 while his trust rating barely changed at 2 percent from 80 percent in September 2017 to 82 percent in December 2017.


In the same survey, Vice President Ma. Leonor “Leni” Robredo got an approval rating of 59 percent and a trust rating of 58 percent.

Robredo got majority of approval and trust rating in nearly all geographic areas and socio-economic classes except for the National Capital Region (NCR) and class ABC.

The approval rating of Robredo rose by two percent from the 57 percent in September 2017 to 59 percent in December 2017.

Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III got a national approval of 57 percent and a trust rating of 53 percent while Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez had 42 percent approval rating and 37 trust rating.

Pimentel has majority approval ratings in all geographic areas and socio-economic groupings from 53 percent to 61 percent, and 56 percent to 59 percent, respectively.

He also enjoyed majority figures across all geographic areas from 54 percent to 57 percent and every socio-economic class from 53 percent to 56 percent.

The Senate President, however, failed to gain the trust of most Visayans at 47 percent.


The approval rating of Pimentel rose by two percent form 55 percent in September 2017 to 57 percent in December 2017. His trust ratings barely changed from 52 percent in September 2017 to 53 percent in December 2017.

Alvarez, meanwhile, only obtained a majority of approval rating at 53 percent in Mindanao.

The approval rating of Alvarez increased by 9 percentage points from 33 percent in September 2017 to 42 percent in December 2017.

His trust rating also rose from 31 percent in September 2017 to 37 percent in December 2017.

The survey was conducted among 1,200 respondents with a ± 3% error margin.         /kga

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