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President Marcos, VP Duterte's approval and trust ratings drop by double digits — Pulse Asia

By Yoniel Acebuche Published Oct 02, 2023 2:47 pm

President Bongbong Marcos and Vice President Sara Duterte's approval and trust rating dropped by double digits in September, according to Pulse Asia's Ulat ng Bayan survey.

"Although the President and the Vice-President continue to enjoy majority approval scores at the national level and across geographic areas and socio-economic classes, both experience significant erosions in their respective approval ratings during the period June 2023 to September 2023," the pollster said as they released the results on Sept. 22.

The survey, conducted from Sept. 10 to 14 through in-person interviews with 1,200 adults, shows that President Marcos' approval rating fell by 15 points. From 80 in June, Marcos now only has a 65 percent approval rating.

Marcos also dropped 14 points for his trust rating, with 71 percent in September lower than his 85 percent three months ago.

Meanwhile, VP Sara's approval rating decreased from 84 percent to 73 percent in the same period while her trust rating also dropped 12 points from 87 percent in June to 75 percent in September.

Nevertheless, Pulse Asia says that the most recent evaluation of the nation's top officials generally shows that Filipinos are satisfied with their job performance.

Among the key developments prior to and during the survey were discussions on confidential funds, the imposition of price control on rice, and the tension in the West Philippine Sea (WPS), Pulse Asia noted.