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Unbeatable! Pulse Asia: Duterte enjoys record high trust, approval ratings in end-2017

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President Rodrigo Duterte remains the most trusted and approved President in almost a decade as he sustained his record high ratings in December 2017.

Results of the “Ulat ng Bayan” poll conducted by Pulse Asia showed Duterte’s approval rating at 80 percent and trust rating at 82 percent.

His ratings were nearly identical to the results of the September 2017 survey, which found his trust and approval ratings at 80 perent.

Duterte enjoys the highest trust and approval ratings than the scores enjoyed by former Presidents Joseph Estrada, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, and Benigno Aquino III, another Pulse Asia survey found.

The poll, conducted from December 10 to 15 and 17 nationwide, had 1,200 respondents.

Across geographic areas, Duterte enjoys the largest trust and approval in Mindanao at 94 and 93 percent, respectively.

He got an 86 percent trust and approval rating in the Visayas, while in the National Capital Region, it was 79 percent.

Duterte’s trust and approval rating were at 74 percent and 72 percent, respectively, in Luzon.