The survey, conducted from Dec. 3 to 8 with the results released yesterday, showed the number of people who approve of the President’s performance increasing from 78 percent in September to 87 percent this month.
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Duterte, Robredo ratings surge – Pulse Asia
Janvic Mateo (The Philippine Star) - December 22, 2019 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — The approval and trust ratings of President Duterte and Vice President Leni Robredo have increased in the recent survey conducted by Pulse Asia.

The survey, conducted from Dec. 3 to 8 with the results released yesterday, showed the number of people who approve of the President’s performance increasing from 78 percent in September to 87 percent this month.

Those who were undecided decreased from 14 percent to eight percent, while those who disapprove of Duterte’s performance decreased from eight percent to five percent.

The number of people who trust Duterte also increased from 74 percent to 83 percent, while those who were undecided decreased from 18 percent to 10 percent.

Those who distrust the President decreased from nine percent to six percent.

Meanwhile, the number of people who approve of the performance of the Vice President increased from 50 percent in September to 58 percent this month.

Those who were undecided of her performance decreased from 28 percent to 21 percent, while her disapproval rating decreased from 22 percent to 20 percent.

Robredo’s trust rating also surged from 46 percent to 53 percent, while those who were undecided dropped from 29 percent to 22 percent.

Meanwhile, the number of people who distrust the Vice President fell from 25 percent to 20 percent.

The approval and trust ratings of Senate President Vicente Sotto III also increased based on the recent survey.

The number of people who approve of Sotto’s performance increased from 72 percent in September to 84 percent this month, while those who were undecided dropped from 21 percent to 11 percent. 

Those who disapproved of his performance dropped from seven percent to five percent.

Sotto’s trust rating increased from 66 percent to 78 percent, while those who were undecided decreased from 27 percent to 17 percent. 

Those who distrust him also fell from seven percent to five percent.

House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano also enjoyed an increase in his approval rating, from 64 percent in September to 80 percent this month.

Those who were undecided dropped from 30 percent to 14 percent, while his disapproval rating stayed at six percent.

Meanwhile, Cayetano’s trust rating increased from 62 percent to 76 percent, with those undecided falling from 29 percent to 18 percent.

The number of those who distrust him fell from nine percent to six percent.

Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta, who became the top magistrate in October, was not covered by the survey.

The survey had 1,200 respondents and an error margin of +/- 2.8 percent at the 95 percent confidence level.

Communications Secretary Martin Andanar claimed that no propaganda from the political opposition could bring President Duterte down, as Malacañang welcomed the latest finding of Pulse Asia that gave the Chief Executive a high approval rating.

Andanar and presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo described the survey as unprecedented, since no president other than Duterte received a consistent high approval rating since he assumed office in 2016.

Despite the relentless attacks and criticisms from the opposition and critics, Andanar said the administration “will continue to strive to provide better services to all the Filipinos, for us to achieve overall development and success.”

“We will continue to undertake necessary government programs, reforms and actions in support of our goals as we aim for a better Philippines,” Andanar vowed.

Panelo said the figures of the survey graphically show how the Filipino people are united in cementing their support for the President and in agreement with the government programs geared toward uplifting the social and economic condition of the masses of our people. 

“This latest approval rating is a clear repudiation of the fabricated tale and the false narratives of the haters of the President, including the foreign entities that have joined the fray with blinders on their eyes,” he said.

Panelo assured the public that Duterte, with the entire executive department, will continue to work, “unmindful of the laurels he is reaping in terms of the people’s acceptance, until his last day in office to serve and protect the interest and welfare of the Filipino people.” With Christina Mendez

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