13 Oct Duterte Remains to Gain High Performance and Trust Scores Amid Deadly War in Illegal Drugs
According to pollster Pulse Asia, President Rodrigo Duterte posted 86 percent in both his performance and trust scores based on the results of the recent survey conducted from September 25 to October 1 of this year, 2016.
Out of 1,200 respondents, 86 percent of it approved Duterte’s performance, 3 percent disapproved, while 11 percent being ambivalent. The highest approval rating for Duterte came from Mindanao which was at 93 percent, Visayas then followed with 88 percent, Luzon with 84 percent, and lastly, NCR with 80 percent.
In socioeconomic classes, Duterte gained majority approval scores in E with 88 percent, then D with 86 percent, and finally, ABC with 82 percent.
Meanwhile, the president’s trust rating decreased by 5 points from 91 percent in July to 86 percent. 3 percent of the respondents have “small or no trust” with Duterte, with the remaining 11 percent undecided. He gained the highest trust rating in Mindanao with 96 percent, followed by Visayas with 86 percent, then Luzon with 82 percent, and NCR with 81 percent.
Duterte gained the highest trust rating in Class E with 88 percent, with Class ABC and D both with 85 percent.
The survey results may have been influenced by the following events:
- self-confessed hitman Edgar Matobato gave his testimony to the Senate
- concerns from the United Nations and other world leaders regarding the rise of drug-related killings
- the ousting of Senator Leila de Lima as chairperson of the Senate Justice and Human Rights Committee
- statement of Duterte about Hitler
- the release of another narco-list which included Chinese nationals and judges
- Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano’s claim that the Liberal Party plotted to oust Duterte and be replaced by Vice President Leni Robredo
- commemoration of the Declaration of Martial Law
- the passing of former Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago
- the decline of the peso against dollar
Pulse Asia considered a plus-minus 3 percent error margin at the 95 percent confidence level. Subnational estimates for NCR, Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao have a ±6 percent error margin at 95 percent confidence level.