PNoy approval ratings soar at Pulse Asia


President Benigno Aquino 3rd’s approval and trust ratings soared based on the latest Pulse Asia survey, besting the four highest officials in government.

Pulse Asia’s Ulat ng Bayan survey released on Monday showed that Aquino secured a majority approval rating of 52 percent, a three-point jump from the rating he got in January.

Majority of respondents from Luzon zon (51 percent), Visayas (59 percent) and Mindanao (58 percent) approved of the President’s work in the past three months, the pollster said.

His lowest approval rating comes from the National Capital Region or
Metro Manila (33 percent) and among class ABC respondents (45 percent). His approval rating among Class D respondents was 50 percent.

On the other hand, 18 percent of the respondents disapproved of Aquino’s performance while 30 percent were undecided.

In Metro Manila, public opinion toward Aquino’s work was split three-way: 36 percent were critical, 33 percent expressed approval and 32 percent were ambivalent.

The President’s trust rating got the highest jump among government officials included in the survey–a 10-point increase from January’s 39 percent to March’s 49 percent.

Pulse Asia noted that Aquino scored small majorities in his trust rating in the Visayas (58 percent), Mindanao (57 percent) and Class E (54 percent). He also got a plurality sentiment in the rest of Luzon (45 percent) and Class D (48 percent).

Vice President Jejomar Binay’s approval rating suffered a one-point dip– 46 percent from January’s 47 percent.

The Vice President’s trust rating also decreased from 48 percent in February to 44 percent in March.

Meanwhile, Senate President Franklin Drilon posted an approval rating of 46 percent and a trust rating of 42 percent.

Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno got an approval rating of 31 percent and a trust rating of 30 percent.

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. got an approval rating of 30 percent and a trust rating of 27.

In the latest survey, there was a “more notable” rise in the approval for the performance of Belmonte and Sereno at the national level (up by six percent for both), in Mindanao (+11 and +18 percent, respectively) and Class D (+7 and +6 percent, respectively).

The survey also showed that the Supreme Court is the only government institution that scored a majority approval rating at 52 percent.

It was followed by the Senate with an approval rating of 49 percent and the House of Representatives, 41 percent.

During the conduct of the survey, some of the major issues that were in the news were the Supreme Court ruling on Sen. Grace Poe’s disqualification case; the first presidential debate in Cagayan de Oro City; the start of the investigation of the $81-million Bangladesh Bank heist; the death of former senator Jovito Salonga; and the recommendation of the Commission on Audit that Binay be charged over the Makati City Hall Building 2 controversy.

The survey had 1,800 respondents, all of whom are registered voters. It has a margin of error of plus/minus two percent and 95 percent confidence level.


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  1. Who is this reporter? Where did she get her facts! It is very ovious that PNOY credibility had decline to negative 10 for me as demonstrated by his incompetence to face the numerous crisis which if we enumerate the space provide her will not be enough to accommodate the list of his grave failures. He committed treason by endorsing MILF terrorists to have Maguindanao as their territory in order to appease the Muslim rebels? That is a nincompoop plan by his administration! God Bless our nation. Proverbs 28:1-5New King James Version (NKJV)

    28 The wicked flee when no one pursues,
    But the righteous are bold as a lion.
    2 Because of the transgression of a land, many are its princes;
    But by a man of understanding and knowledge
    Right will be prolonged.
    3 A poor man who oppresses the poor
    Is like a driving rain which leaves no food.
    4 Those who forsake the law praise the wicked,
    But such as keep the law contend with them.
    5 Evil men do not understand justice,
    But those who seek the Lord understand all.

  2. Approval rating…maybe the question was framed like, ‘Do you think BS Cojuangco-Aquino III is an imbecile’? Then, the mostly like response would be ‘approved’!

    No doubt this could be the reason for the rise in his rating.

  3. hahahahahah ano ba ito., still april fools (1)??/ pls feed ur mind surveyors, na wala ng naniniwala sa inyong mga survey.. The Filipino people were already awaken, parang star wars awaken. The silent majority is in the social media that you cannot pretend to be more credible than in your survey (pulse). maybe the ratings of mr. pnoy is negative percent, dahil sa dami ng kanyang kaso at kapalpakan sa mamayang Filipino. This is the true status of his performance since the beginning. We are not blind para hindi namin makita ang performance ni Pnoy , mga surveyors????
    please feed your beautiful mind with truths and facts..

  4. Come on! Pnoy and the yellow army a total failure. Look at how they react/manage crisis…luneta crisis, yolanda, mamasapano, MRT breakdowns, NAIA brown out, kidapawan rally, laglag bala. No sense of Urgency and care shown!

  5. non-partisan na pinoy on

    The survey was done in Metro Manila? The silent majority, shall vote for Duterte comes election time and there are good reasons why the Filipino voters want the Mayor to be the President of the Republic. I think and feel that Filipinos want a real change, such as dealing with corrupt politicians, drug smugglers, drug dealers, kidnappers, human trafficking, rapist, and all the crimes in the society must be dealt with accordingly, and put it under control. Right now, all of these criminal activities are out of control and the government is having difficulties in dealing with them .

    Elected Politicians at highest levels, politically appointed executives, Law enforcement officials, just to name a few are involved in illegal activities themselves. These would be the first agendas for President Duterte to deal with.

    Presently, Mindanao is already SOLID Duterte, and most of the Visayas region, such as Cebu. Federalism is another program, an equal distribution of wealth throughout the country. and Duterte will be pushing this issue at Congress.

    If there will be NO VOTE BUYING this coming election, Mayor Duterte will WIN the election. In 2010 election surveys, Mar Roxas was always ahead, of Binay. After the election, Binay was 700,000 votes ahead of Roxas, and won the Vice-Presidency. How can this happen? Filipino voters know the answer.

  6. David Michael Meyer on

    As an outside,r looking in as it were.

    ..I am quite thankful that the past president..Has managed to get some of the corruption under some sort of control .

    .At least offenders a brought to account ,,

    For the first time in many decades we see those in high office..Facing a court of inquiry. when they abuse that office

    ..I have been here for only 8 yrs ..Married a Filipino..

    The people here are so wonderful they deserve good govt .
    .When you see the abuse of the past presidents ..this one is like a breath of fresh air
    I remain
    your Obedient servant
    Dr David M Meyer (Psych}

  7. false asia does it again you must have a good contract to ngoyngoy but majority of the filipino people dont believe you

  8. Maybe this survey was conducted inside ABS-CBN and Inside the Palace that is why Noynoy got a majority approval.

  9. What formula Pulse Asia is using when they conduct surveys pertaining to PNoy performance must be coming from another planet. The Filipino people is getting crazier by day when we analyze where Pulse Asia gets their data which shows how bad the performance of PNoy government is but contradict the same with a very positive survey for PNoy alone. One of these days all the Filipino citizens will be as pig-heads as PNoy is.