Press Release
January 9, 2017

Koko: Pulse Asia survey shows you can't bring a good man down

Senate President Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III on Monday released a statement celebrating the results of the latest Pulse Asia survey, which showed President Rodrigo Duterte enjoying an 83% trust and approval rating.

Pimentel, the main ally of the President in the Senate, said that Duterte's continued high ratings showed the support of Filipinos for Change.

"The [Pulse Asia] survey shows that if you are sincere in helping the people, the people will never leave you, no matter what is said about you."

President Duterte has been repeatedly criticized in the media, both foreign and local, for his frank speaking style, his alleged lack of action on extrajudicial killings, and foreign policy initiatives, among others.

Pimentel pointed out that the National Capital Region, which is generally hostile to incumbent administrations, continues to support the President.

Pulse Asia released the results of its survey Monday, which showed 83% of Filipinos approved of President Duterte, with 13% undecided and 5% disapproving.

83% of respondents have "big trust" in President Duterte, with 13% undecided, and 4% have "small" or "no trust" in him.

The survey was conducted from December 6 to 11, based on face to face interviews with 1,200 respondents across the country, with a margin of error of 3%.

Mindanao was expectedly the biggest base of support for President Duterte, where he logged a 91% approval and 92% trust rating.

NCR also supported the President, with a 79% trust and approval rating from the respondents in the area.

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