• Duterte trust rating at high 84% – SWS

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    President Rodrigo Duterte started his presidency with a high trust rating of 84 percent, according to the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey.

    The poll, conducted from June 24 to 27 among 1,200 adults nationwide, found that about 84 percent of those surveyed showed “much trust” in Duterte, 11 percent said they were undecided and five percent had “little trust.”

    This gave Duterte a net trust rating (percentage of “much trust” minus percentage of “little trust”) of +79.

    The SWS classifies net trust ratings of at least +70 as “excellent”; +50 to +69 as “very good”; +30 to +49, “good”; +10 to +29, “moderate”; +9 to -9, “neutral”; -10 to -29, “poor”; -30 to -49, “bad”; -50 to -69, “very bad”; and -70 and below as “execrable.”

    The President’s score represents a 53 percentage point jump and three grade surge from his May rating of 26 percent.

    In December of 2015, the first time the SWS took a poll on Duterte’s trust rating, he was rated a “moderate” +16.

    By January to February 2016, Duterte had a trust rating +13 to +17.

    In March, the rating rose to +26, and a “good” +30 by April.

    Duterte’s predecessor, former president Benigno Aquino 3rd, got an “excellent” +83 percent when he won the presidential race in 2010.

    The SWS attributed the 53-point surge in Duterte’s net trust rating to increases across geographical areas and social classes.

    Based on the survey, the President posted “excellent” ratings in all geographical areas.

    In “Balance Luzon,” Duterte’s trust rating rose to an “excellent” +75 in June from May’s “neutral” +9.

    A similar improvement was seen in Metro Manila where he got an “excellent” +78 from a +21 “moderate.”

    In the Visayas, Duterte’s trust rating rose from a +17 “moderate” in May to an “excellent” +74 in June.

    In Mindanao, it rose to an “excellent” +90 from a “very good” +60.

    President Duterte also got “ excellent” ratings in all social classes.

    The survey, first published in BusinessWorld, had sampling error margins of ±3 points for national percentages, and ±6% each for Metro Manila, Luzon areas outside the nation’s capital, the Visayas and Mindanao.

    Malacanang welcomed the survey result, saying it was a “positive sign.”

    “It’s a positive sign and very encouraging to know that the people trust the judgment, decisions and actions of the President,” Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar told reporters in a text message.

    “The mandate is clear, the government cannot stop what it has started,” he said.

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    1. Good indications that our prosperity and peaceful environment will eventually attain because this present is not selfish and always thinking the majority’s welfare specially the poor…God bless Philippines/PRRD…