Duterte still most trusted PH official – Pulse survey


PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte is still the highest rated and most trusted government official in the country, the latest survey by Pulse Asia has found.

The poll, conducted from September 25 to October 1, showed that Duterte’s 86-percent trust and approval rating was higher compared with those of other top government officials.

This was despite a decline from the record trust rating of 91 percent he obtained in July 2016. Only three percent said they did not trust the President, while the rest were undecided.

Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo’s trust rating surged from the previous survey’s 62 percent to 65 percent this October. She recorded a 66 percent approval rating.

The trust ratings of three other high-ranking government officials also improved from July.

Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel 3rd posted a 61 percent approval rating and 55 percent trust score while House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez received a 43 percent approval and 41 percent trust rating.

Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno secured a 46 percent approval rating and 44 percent trust score.

The Senate, the House of Representatives and the Supreme Court enjoy “small majority approval ratings” of 51 percent to 58 percent, Pulse Asia said.

“These entities also register essentially the same overall indecision figures (34 percent to 39 percent) and disapproval scores (8 percent to 10 percent),” the pollster added.

Pulse Asia noted that among the key events that dominated the headlines in the days leading up to the poll and during its interviews of respondents were Duterte’s apology to the Jews after he drew a parallel between the Holocaust and his anti-drug war, and his appeal for a six-month extension to the campaign against illegal drugs.
The nationwide survey had a sample of 1,200 representative adults 18 years old and above. It had a ± 3 percent error margin at the 95 percent confidence level.

Robredo welcomed the survey result.

“I’m very thankful for the continued confidence of our fellow Filipinos. This is motivation to keep doing what we’re doing, and also to find ways to do our work better,” said the vice president, who went to Cagayan and Isabela to visit typhoon victims on Friday.


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  1. David Michael Meyer on

    This is the million dollar question ..Do you trust the person with the top job –In your country ?? As with Mr Trump Our President is trusted …..There is the main guiding factor “TRUST” …Look at trust ratings Of the CLintons …Well that’s the answer –To my mind that is the key factor –Trust as i8n a marriage ..If you cant trust your partner its time to move on ..So if you cant trust the person nominated to be your leader ..Go with some one you can trust –In our case iT’s the president..In america its Mr Trump QED
    David M Meyer PhD (Psych}

  2. If I were one to rate President DU30’s performance from the time he has been elected up to his visit to China, I would give double zero. I am lucky I did not vote for him, otherwise I would start blaming myself now. From the first time I wached him in his public speaking during his election campaign, I had found him rude, unbecoming for a position he was dreaming of, for I saw from him a sense immaturity on leadership though so old already in age. And I am not wrong. In the first 100 days of President DU30 in Malacanang, he almost filled his office with list of killed of alleged illegal drug users and peddlers. And lastly, when I wacthed his speech in China, I found his speech extensively filled with grudges and extensively filled of immaturiy for a leader like him; his mind is so simple and filled with ignorance on economic affairs between USA and China. He did not know that Chinese leaders do have good diplomatic relatioship to USA in economic affairs and as well as in politics. I was laughing and laughing and laughing when I heard him infront of the Chinese people. My question was this: is that my president?

  3. How many more drug dealers and addicts will he need to murder for him to reach 100 percent approval?

  4. Catherine Jamai on

    Duterte has only been in office less than 6 months. Do another at Duterte’s one year in office, using real pollsters.

    How about a survey of foreign country approval of Duterte. Results from USA would be low. My friends and family are tired of being insulted.