THE Pulse Asia Ulat ng Bayan survey, conducted nationwide from August 20 to September 2, 2011 recorded significant increases in the President’s approval and trust ratings. In terms of performance, PNoy garnered a six-point jump from 71% in May 2011 to 77% this August. Meanwhile, there was a four-point increase in his trust rating, from 71% in May to 75% of August this year.
This increase was across geographic areas, with the biggest gains in ratings coming from Metro Manila with an increase in 15 percentage points for performance and plus 18 percentage points for trust. There was also an improvement in the approval rating of the President in the Visayas (68% to 80%) and among Class E (77% to 86%).
President Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda believes this is an affirmation that more than a year into the current administration, the people’s faith in President Aquino’s leadership has not wavered, and has in fact become stronger.
“The message is getting across to the vast majority of Filipinos: President Aquino’s ratings are proof that his efforts toward curbing corruption and reducing poverty are truly being felt by Filipinos across all geographic and demographic strata,” said Lacierda in a press briefing in Malacañang yesterday.
Secretary Lacierda disclosed that while the Aquino administration welcomes this development, the government expects that survey numbers will fluctuate. He ensured that this administration will continue to raise the bar higher so that every aspectof the President’s Social Contract with the Filipino People will be fulfilled.
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