Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Pres. Aquino's Ratings Slightly Decreases in Pulse Asia Survey
PNoy's approval and trust ratings declined in the last quarter of 2013, amid efforts to rehabilitate areas severely affected by Super Typhoon Yolanda while VP Binay got a slightly higher performance and trust ratings according to the latest Pulse Asia Survey. Based on the national survey conducted last Dec. 8 to 15, 73% of Pilipinos expressed a positive opinion of PNoy's job performance in the past 3 months, but the figure was down from 79% in Sep. 2013. 10% expressed a negative opinion of the President's performance, while 17% neither approved nor disapproved. PNoy's trust ratings also slightly dropped to 74% in Dec. from 76% in Sep. 9% said they have trust in him, while 17% were undecided. At the time of the survey, some significant issued that pre-occupied Pilipinos were the rising death toll due to Super Typhoon Yolanda, the rehabilitation efforts in Leyte and other areas hit by the typhoon, the designation of former senator Lacson as the rehabilitation czar to oversee the reconstruction of the devastated areas and the word war between Interior and Local Government Sec. Roxas and the Tacloban City Mayor Romualdez on the perceived failure of the national government to respond quickly to the needs of those affected by the Super Typhoon Yolanda. The survey used face-to-face interviews with 1,200 respondents. In the same survey last Dec., VP Binay received slightly higher performance and trust ratings with 80% and 77%. Sen. Pres. Drilon registered lower performance and trust ratings with 43% and 40% respectively from last Sep. of 50% and 46%. In Malacanang PCO Sec. Coloma Jr. said the president is ready to vigorously implement the government's development programs this year but would appreciate assistance and feedback from public.
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