Pulse Asia: Aquino continues to enjoy high ratings-A A +A
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
A LATEST Pulse Asia survey released on Wednesday showed that majority of Filipinos continues to trust and approved the performance of President Benigno Aquino III.
Based on the firm's latest survey conducted last month, Aquino has a 68 percent approval rating, up by 2 percentage points from the January 2013 survey result (66 percent). His "undecided" rating went down 4 percentage points, while his disapproval rating is still at 6 percent.
The survey said the Chief Executive got a 70 percent trust rating.
"Yes, we are certainly happy that despite all the concerns, the people continue to repose their trust in the President. This is an affirmation of the governance of President Benigno S. Aquino III," Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said in a press briefing Wednesday.
The President has consistently received the highest ratings since he assumed his post in 2010.
The survey fieldwork was conducted from February 24 to 28, 2013 using face-to-face interviews.
In same survey, Vice President Jejomar Binay also got high approval and trust scores of 69 percent and 72 percent while Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile got approval and trust scores of 46 percent and 43 percent, respectively.
According to Pulse Asia, some of the major events that occurred during the survey period were election-related events such as mock elections and the start of the national campaign period, the Sabah standoff, the release of the report on the Atimonan incident, the salvage operations for the USS Guardian in Tubbataha Reef and the 27th anniversary of the Edsa People Power revolution.
A total of 1,800 registered voters aged 18 years old and above formed the pool of respondents, coming from across the country. The nationwide survey has a +/-2% margin of error at the 95% confidence level, the Pulse Asia said. (SDR/Sunnex)