PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte garnered the highest performance and trust ratings among the top five national officials in government, the latest Pulse Asia survey results showed.
The Pulse Asia results showed Duterte enjoying an 86 percent approval rating, with 11 percent undecided and 3 percent in disapproval.
He is also the most trusted among the top national officials, with “big trust” also at 86 percent. Some 11 percent are undecided and 3 percent have “small/no trust.”
The survey was conducted from September 25 to October 1 with 1,200 adult respondents. It had a ± 3 percent error margin at the 95-percent confidence level.
Meanwhile, Vice President Leni Robredo got a 66-percent approval rating, with 24 percent undecided and disapproval of 9 percent.
With a 99-percent awareness rating, Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III got a 61-percent approval rating and 55 percent in “big trust.
Some 86 percent are aware of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. She scored a 46-percent approval rating, and 44 percent in “big trust.”
Meanwhile, 75 percent said they were aware of House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez. Some 43 percent approve of his performance, and 41 percent trust him.
Respondents are most undecided with him, with 42 percent unsure of how to assess his performance, and 45 percent undecided on trust.
Duterte’s trust ratings went down by five percentage points since Pulse Asia’s July 2016 survey, where he recorded a 91-percent trust rating given his fresh mandate.
Distrust for the President went up by three percentage points, from zero in July to three percent in September.
Those undecided went up by three percentage points as well, to 11 percent. He is still most trusted in Mindanao, where he scored 96 percent in trust, followed by Visayas (86 percent), Luzon (82 percent), and Metro Manila (81 percent).
Among socio-economic classes, he is most trusted by Class E with 88 percent. He secured 85 percent from both Classes ABC and D.
Among three key government agencies, the Senate enjoys the highest approval rating with 58 percent, with 34 percent undecided and eight percent in disapproval.
The Senate’s approval rating went up by five percentage points since the July 2016 survey.
The House of Representatives scored 52 percent in approval, up by three percent from July.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court’s approval rating went down three percentage points to 51 percent.
As for trust, the Senate got a 57-percent trust rating. The House secured 52 percent in the aspect, while the SC got 50 percent.