In the latest survey conducted by OCTA Research, President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and Vice President Sara Duterte have seen a rebound in their trust and approval ratings during the fourth quarter of 2023. According to the Tugon ng Masa survey conducted from December 10 to 14, 2023, Marcos received a trust rating of 76 percent, marking a three percentage point increase from the previous quarter. Only eight percent of respondents expressed distrust in him, while 17 percent remained undecided.
Marcos experienced an increase in trust ratings in the National Capital Region (NCR), Balanced Luzon, and Visayas regions, but saw a decrease in Mindanao. Notably, he also rebounded in the ABC class with a 16 percent increase in trust.
Vice President Sara Duterte’s trust rating stands at 77 percent, higher than the 75 percent she received in the third quarter. Only five percent of respondents expressed distrust in her, while 18 percent remained undecided.
Duterte’s trust ratings increased in Balanced Luzon and Mindanao, but experienced a decrease in the NCR and Visayas regions.
Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri also saw an increase in his trust ratings, rising by two percentage points to 59 percent. Only nine percent of respondents expressed distrust in him.
Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez received a trust rating of 64 percent, marking a four percentage point increase from the previous quarter. Only seven percent of respondents registered their distrust in him.
Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo’s trust rating increased by two percentage points to 23 percent.
In terms of performance, Marcos’s ratings rebounded by six percentage points to 71 percent. This increase was driven by improvements in the Visayas, Balanced Luzon, and NCR regions.
Duterte’s performance ratings also increased by five percentage points to 75 percent, with boosts in the Visayas and Mindanao regions.
Zubiri’s performance rating slightly increased to 60 percent, a two percent rise from the previous quarter. Romualdez’s rating also increased by four percentage points to 65 percent.
Gesmundo’s performance rating, however, experienced a two percentage point decrease from the previous quarter, standing at 18 percent. A significant portion of respondents, 71 percent, remained undecided about his performance.
The survey, which had 1,200 respondents, carried a margin of error of plus or minus three percent nationwide.
These trust and approval ratings provide valuable insights into the public perception of key political figures in the Philippines. While President Marcos Jr. and Vice President Duterte have experienced a rebound in their ratings, it is important to note the regional variations in trust and performance. These ratings serve as a reflection of the current political landscape and may influence future decision-making and public sentiment.
Source: The Manila Times