Despite controversies, Aquino enjoys high performance and trust rating – Pulse AsiaPresident Aquino enjoys approval and trust of the people despite several controversies in his five-month presidency as shown in the survey conducted by Pulse Asia last month.
In a nationwide survey conducted Oct 20 to 29, 2010, Pulse Asia said Aquino registered a performance rating of 79 per cent and trust rating of 80 per cent.
Pulse Asia said this is the first time they have conducted a survey on Aquino’s performance and the people’s trust on him as president because in the July 2010 survey they conducted, “although the President had already been proclaimed as such, survey respondents were asked to rate his performance during his last three months in the Senate.”
In the July 2010 survey, Aquino got an 88 per cent performance and 85 per cent trust rating.
Pulse Asia’s latest survey was conducted after the mixed assessment of the first 100 days in office of President Benigno S. Aquino III; the release of Malacañang’s review of the Incident Investigation and Review Committee’s (IIRC) report on the August 2010 Luneta hostage taking incident as well as the mixed reactions that the review drew, including the
disappointment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region over the President’s decision to spare top officials involved in the incident from criminal prosecution; allegations concerning the involvement in jueteng of some government officials; the clash between the Catholic Church and the President on the issue of reproductive health, as well as between the Supreme Court and the President on the latter’s move to rescind all midnight appointments made by his predecessor; and the proclamation issued by Pres. Aquino granting amnesty to Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and over 300 other military
officers and personnel involved in several mutinies against former President Arroyo.
Pulse Asia said “Almost two in ten Filipinos are unable to say if they approve or disapprove of President Aquino’s performance (18%) and if they trust or distrust him (17%).”
Rapa Lopa, a cousin of President Aquino has ceased to be president of Pulse Asia, which is now headed by Prof. Ronald Holmes.
Click here for the full report of Pulse Asia’s Oct 2010 survey: MR1 – Oct 2010 Presidential Ratings (FINAL)