President Rodrigo Duterte’s trust rating rose five points in the third quarter, the latest Social Weather Stations survey revealed Saturday.
The SWS said Duterte received a +62 net trust rating in September, still classified by the pollster as “very good.”
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This was five points above the previous +57 trust rating last June 2018.
“The five-point increase in Rody Duterte’s overall net trust rating from June 2018 to September 2018 was due to increases in Metro Manila and Balance Luzon, combined with steady scores in the Visayas and Mindanao,” SWS said.
Duterte’s net trust rose from “good” to “very good” in Metro Manila, up by nine points from +42 in June 2018 to +51 this Sept.
It stayed “very good” in Balance Luzon, up by 10 points from +50 in June to +60 in Sept., remained “good” +49 in the Visayas from June to Sept., and also stayed “excellent” in Mindanao, hardly moving from +88 in June to +86 in Sept.
Meanwhile, the SWS also found that 74 percent of adult Filipinos have much trust in the President. Out of those polled, 14 percent were undecided, while the remaining 12 percent said they have little trust on Duterte.
“Compared to June 2018, net satisfaction with President Duterte rose among those with much trust in him, and among those who are undecided about their trust in him, while it became less negative among those with little trust in him,” said the SWS.
His net satisfaction rating stayed “excellent” among those with much trust in him, up by two points from +71 in June to +73 in Sept.
It also stayed “moderate” among those who were undecided about their trust, up by 10 points from +11 in June to +21 in September.
It became less negative, from “bad” to “poor,” among those with little trust in him, up by 17 points from -45 in June to -28 in September.
Elated by the results of the survey, Malacañang assured the public that “there is no room for complacency” in the Duterte administration
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“We assure everyone that, regardless of the ratings, there is no room for complacency in this branch of the government. We will persevere to undertake bolder reforms to make the bureaucracy more efficient and responsive to the needs of our people,” Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo said in a statement Sunday.
The survey, which was conducted from Sept. 15 to 23, used face-to-face interviews of 1,500 adults nationwide.
It has sampling error margins of ±3 percent for national percentages, ±4 percent for Balance Luzon, and ±6 percent each for Metro Manila, Visayas, and Mindanao.
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