PRESIDENT Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Vice President Sara Duterte’s trust and performance ratings dropped in the second quarter although they remained high, according to independent pollster OCTA Research.
Only 8 percent of Filipinos distrust him, while 17 percent of adult Filipinos are undecided.
Duterte’s ratings also dipped in the second quarter or from 87 percent to 83 percent. Two percent distrusted her and 14 percent remained ambivalent.
Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri and Speaker Martin Romualdez garnered trust ratings of 56 percent and 54 percent respectively in the same survey.
Zubiri’s ratings increased by six percentage points, while Romualdez slightly dipped by one percentage point from the previous quarter.
Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo’s trust rating is at 27 percent, a decrease of 12 percentage points from the 39 percent reported in March 2023.
The President’s performance rating likewise dropped from 80 percent in the first quarter to 71 percent in the second.
Ten percent were dissatisfied with the President’s performance, while 19 percent of adult Filipinos are unsure about his performance.
Duterte’s performance rating also dipped to 82 percent in the second quarter from 84 percent in the first.
Zubiri got a 57 percent performance rating, while Romualdez received a 55 percent performance rating. Gesmundo got a performance satisfaction rating of only 28 percent.
The survey had 1,200 respondents across the country with a nationwide margin of error of plus or minus three percent. — Red Mendoza
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