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Marcos, Sara trust, approval ratings up in December – Pulse Asia

QUEZON CITY – The trust and approval ratings of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. and Vice President Sara Duterte saw an increase in December based on a Pulse Asia survey.

The December 3-7, 2023 poll showed that 68 percent of Filipinos approved of Marcos’ performance, a 3-point rise from his 65 percent rating in September 2023.

The survey also showed that at least 73 percent trust Marcos, a 2-percentage point improvement from the last poll in September.

Vice President Sara Duterte’s approval score, meanwhile, increased from 73 percent to 74 percent, or by 1 percentage point at the national level.

Duterte’s overall trust score went up by 3 points, from 75 percent in September to 78 percent in December.

“The President and the Vice President both have majority approval scores in every area (62 percent to 74 percent and 61 percent to 93 percent, respectively) and class (63 percent to 69 percent and 72 percent to 79 percent, respectively),” Pulse Asia said.

For the President, only 9 percent disapproved of his performance, while 22 percent were undecided.

The Vice President had an 8 percent disapproval rating, while 18 percent were uncertain.

Pulse Asia noted that majority trust ratings are enjoyed by the President and the Vice President in the different areas and classes.

Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri garnered a 49 percent approval rating, which is a 1-point drop from his September rating of 50 percent.

Speaker Martin Romualdez suffered a 2-point decline in his approval rating, from 41 percent in September to 39 percent in December.