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OCTA: Marcos, Sara get high trust approval ratings

Janvic Mateo - The Philippine Star
OCTA: Marcos, Sara get high trust approval ratings
Vice President Sara Dutertewelcomed President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos at the NAIA Terminal 2 in Pasay City on September 8, 2022 evening as he arrived from his state visit from Indonesia and Singapore. STAR / KJ Rosales
KJ Rosales

MANILA, Philippines — President Marcos and Vice President Sara Duterte obtained high trust and satisfaction ratings, according to a survey released yesterday by the OCTA Research Group.

Results of the Oct. 23 to 27 “Tugon ng Masa” survey showed that 86 percent of the respondents trust the country’s top two officials, with only four percent saying they distrust them and the remaining 10 percent undecided.

Across geographic areas, Marcos received the highest trust rating among those in Mindanao at 92 percent, followed by those in the Visayas at 87 percent, Balance Luzon at 84 percent and Metro Manila at 82 percent.

Duterte obtained a trust rating of 98 percent among respondents in Mindanao, followed by 87 percent in the Visayas, 83 percent in Metro Manila and 81 percent in the rest of Luzon.

Both officials obtained highest trust rating among those in socio-economic class E, with Marcos getting 90 percent and Duterte with 92 percent.

The President obtained 87 percent trust rating among class D and 78 percent among class ABC. The Vice President received 86 percent among class D and 85 percent among class ABC.

Asked about their opinion on the performance of the country’s top officials, 78 percent said they were satisfied with Marcos, with five percent saying they were dissatisfied and 18 percent undecided.

Duterte obtained a slightly higher satisfaction rating at 80 percent, with four percent dissatisfied and 16 percent undecided.

Satisfaction with Marcos was highest among those in Mindanao at 85 percent, followed by those in the Visayas at 81 percent, Metro Manila at 75 percent and the rest of Luzon at 87 percent.

Some 96 percent of respondents from Mindanao were satisfied with Duterte, followed by those in the Visayas at 83 percent, Metro Manila at 79 percent and the rest of Luzon at 71 percent.

Satisfaction with Marcos was highest among those in class D at 79 percent, followed by those in class E at 77 percent and class ABC at 67 percent.

Duterte’s satisfaction rating was also highest among those in class D at 81 percent, closely followed by those in class E at 80 percent and class ABC at 75 percent.

Other officials

OCTA’s survey also asked the respondents to assess the performance of other top government officials.

About half or 52 percent said they trust Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri, with 10 percent saying they distrust him and 38 percent undecided.

Some 53 percent said they were satisfied with the performance of Zubiri, with 13 percent dissatisfied and 34 percent undecided.

Only 38 percent said they trust Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez, with seven percent saying they distrust him and 55 percent undecided.

Romualdez obtained a trust rating of 44 percent, with 12 percent saying they were dissatisfied with his performance. The remaining 43 percent were undecided.

Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo obtained a trust rating of 24 percent, with 12 percent saying they distrust him and 62 percent undecided.

Only 30 percent were satisfied with him, while 15 percent said they were dissatisfied. Fifty-three percent were undecided in terms of their assessment of the Chief Justice’s performance.

The poll was the first conducted by OCTA since the start of the new administration on June 30.

OCTA said the survey, which has a margin of error of +/- three percent, was non-commissioned and conducted independently using face-to-face interviews of 1,200 respondents.

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