Duterte, Robredo approval ratings rise — Pulse Asia poll

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte meets Vice President Leni Robredo during the Change of Command ceremony and Parade and review held at Camp Aguinaldo last July 01, 2016. — PHILSTAR/MICHAEL VARCAS

The trust and approval ratings of the country’s two highest government officials have risen over the past three months, according to a survey report released by Pulse Asia on Friday.

According to the nonprofit polling organization’s latest Ulat ng Bayan report, President Rodrigo R. Duterte (88%) and Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” G. Robredo (62%) “enjoy majority approval and trust scores” from the public.

Both officials saw similar gains in June compared to their previous ratings in March, with Mr. Duterte seeing an 8% increase over his 80% rating and Ms. Robredo seeing a 7% increase from her previous 55% rating.

In contrast, recent poll results from the Social Weather Stations (SWS) showed Mr. Duterte’s satisfaction rating drop to a record low of +45 (good), an 11-point decline from his previous +56 rating (very good).

Former Senate President Aquilino L. Pimentel also saw majority approval ratings of 72%, an 11% increase from his 61% rating in March. — Dane Angelo M. Enerio