Marcos and Duterte’s Trust Ratings Rebound in Latest Survey

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. attends the Basic Education Report, which Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte delivered in Pasay City on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2024. PHOTOS BY RENE H. DILAN
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According to the latest OCTA Research survey, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Vice President Sara Duterte experienced a rebound in their trust and approval ratings during the fourth quarter of 2023.

In the Tugon ng Masa poll conducted from December 10 to 14, 2023, Marcos received a trust rating of 76 percent, which is an increase of 3 percentage points from the previous quarter. The survey showed that only 8 percent of respondents distrusted him, while 17 percent remained undecided.

Marcos saw an increase in trust ratings across different regions of the Philippines. In the National Capital Region, his trust rating rose by 7 percentage points, from 66 percent to 73 percent. In Balanced Luzon, it increased by 4 percentage points, from 74 percent to 78 percent. The Visayas also saw a slight increase of 1 percentage point, from 78 percent to 79 percent. However, his trust ratings decreased in Mindanao by 3 percentage points, from 72 percent to 69 percent.

Among socioeconomic classes, Marcos experienced a significant rebound in trust ratings among class ABC, with a 16 percent increase from 53 percent to 69 percent. He also saw a 2 percentage point increase in trust ratings among class D and E.

Vice President Sara Duterte’s trust rating also improved, reaching 77 percent, which is 2 points higher than the previous quarter. The survey indicated that 5 percent of respondents distrusted her, while 18 percent remained undecided.

Duterte’s trust ratings increased in Balanced Luzon and Mindanao by 4 percentage points, but decreased in the National Capital Region and the Visayas by 2 percentage points.

Similar to Marcos, Duterte’s trust ratings also varied among socioeconomic classes. She experienced a 5-percentage-point increase in trust ratings among class E, from 79 percent to 84 percent. Among class D, there was a 2-percentage-point increase from 76 percent to 78 percent.

In addition to the presidential and vice presidential ratings, the survey also revealed the trust ratings of Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri and House Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez. Zubiri’s trust ratings increased by 2 percentage points to 59 percent, with a 9 percent distrust rate. Romualdez received a trust rating of 64 percent, which is an increase of 4 percentage points from the previous quarter, with only a 7 percent distrust rate.

Zubiri’s trust ratings increased in the National Capital Region, Balanced Luzon, and the Visayas, while Romualdez’s trust rating increased to 15 percent in the National Capital Region and 12 percent in Balanced Luzon, offsetting his 15 percent decrease in Mindanao.

The survey also assessed the trust rating of Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo, which stood at 23 percent, an increase of 2 percent from the previous survey.

In terms of performance, Marcos’ performance ratings rebounded by 6 percentage points to 71 percent from the previous quarter’s 65 percent. This increase was driven by higher performance ratings in the Visayas, Balanced Luzon, and the National Capital Region.

Among socioeconomic classes, Marcos’ performance satisfaction rating showed a significant increase among class ABC, rising from 54 percent to 82 percent. There were also increases among class D by 6 percentage points to 71 percent and class E by 2 percentage points to 67 percent.

Duterte’s performance ratings also increased by 5 percentage points to 75 percent, with boosts in her performance ratings in Mindanao, the Visayas, and Balanced Luzon.

Her performance satisfaction rating among socioeconomic classes also increased, with the highest satisfaction rate among class E, which saw a 12 percent jump from 69 percent to 81 percent. Class D experienced a 5 percentage point increase to 76 percent, while class ABC saw a 3 percentage point increase to 57 percent.

Overall, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Vice President Sara Duterte experienced a rebound in their trust and approval ratings in the fourth quarter of 2023. These ratings varied across different regions and socioeconomic classes, providing insights into the public perception of their performance.

Source: The Manila Times

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