MANILA, Philippines – President Benigno Aquino III has maintained his high trust and approval ratings amid issues that hounded his administration.
In its latest poll, Pulse Asia said Aquino enjoyed the 72 percent approval rating in his performance in office as chief executive, while a huge 74 percent of Filipinos trust his government.
The survey also revealed that the President has “big approval and trust ratings” in various geographical areas and socio-economic classes in the country.
The poll was conducted on Nov. 10-23 in face-to-face interviews with 1,200 adult respondents.
of course i wish it were a larger sample. just the same nakakagulat ito, given phnoy’s performance in the last year and a half, with little really to show for it except, well, gma’s arrest, but a whole lot more negative stuff to answer for — from his whereabouts during the aug23 luneta bloodbath to his current landlord stance, demanding just compensation for hacienda luisita’s owners, never mind that they overstayed 44 years.
the only explanation i can think of is that the people who voted for him are not about to admit that cory’s and ninoy’s son has feet of clay. rather, they are set on approving of him through the six years of his term, come hell or high water. this is so not-good for the country. gives him an excuse to shrug off / ignore legitimate questions and criticism as sour-graping from a noisy minority. for sure, we will not be better off when his time is up.