President Aquino remained to be the most trusted among the top government officials according to Pulse Asia.
In the latest Pulse Asia survey conducted December 4 – 11, 2015, Aquino scored the highest trust ratings among the top 5 government officials in the country.
Aquino scored 53% trust ratings, +4% higher than his previous 49% last September 2015 survey. Among geographical locations, the President scored the highest increase in trust rating in NCR adding 6% from the previous 36% to 42%. Even though the President registered a deceased by 1% in Visayas, PNoy still managed to get the highest trust rating in that area at 64% followed by Mindanao with 61% and balanced Luzon 48%. In social classes, class E gave the president the highest trust rating at 64% an increase of 10% from the previous 54%. ABC class meanwhile gave PNoy 43% a decrease of 1% from the previous survey.
While PNoy also topped the approval ratings board at 55%, it was Vice President Binay who got the highest increase in approval ratings. Aquino who had an increase of 1% from the September survey was topped by Binay’s 9% increase from 43% in September to 52% this December.
Binay also got the highest increase in approval ratings from the class E adding 20% from the previous 46% in September 2015 to 66% this December. Binay also topped to highest increase in trust rating adding 10% to his previous 39% in September to 49% in December.
Although the Vice President got the highest increase in approval and trust ratings, Binay was still the most distrusted among the top 5 government officials. Binay got 27% distrust rating, the highest among top government officials of the country. But it’s quite notable also that VP Binay has the highest decrease in distrust rating at 3% tied with Senate President Franklin Drilon. Drilon is the least distrusted with 11% followed by President Aquino with 15% distrust rating.
Meanwhile, House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte had the highest decrease in both Approval and Trust ratings. Belmonte decreased 3% in his approval rating from 32% to 29% and -5% in trust rating from 29% to 24%. Supreme Court Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno on the other hand has unchanged approval rating at 29% and a slight decrease in trust rating from 26% in September to 25% in December.