Presidential daughter Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio is elated by the latest Pulse Asia survey showing her father, President Rodrigo R. Duterte, as having the highest net trust rating among Philippine presidents.
“I am happy that majority of the Filipinos are behind the President,” she told reporters.
On Wednesday, Pulse Asia released a Comparative Performance and Trust Ratings of Presidents gathered from the May 1999 to September 2017 Pulse Asia surveys.
The surveys covered former Presidents Joseph Estrada, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and Benigno Aquino III on their first year in office.
The Pulse Asia report showed that Duterte obtained a net trust rating of +74 in its September 2017 survey, its first since Duterte turned one year in office.
According to the report, 80 percent of Filipinos expressed trust in Duterte, while six percent expressed distrust and 14 percent were undecided, yielding a net trust score of +74.
The report showed Duterte is more trusted than Aquino, who obtained a net trust score of + 70 in August 2011. Arroyo recorded a net trust score of +23 in April 2002 while Estrada obtained a +11 net trust rating in a December 1999 Pulse Asia survey. (Lilian C. Mellejor/PNA)