Survey: Duterte trust rating back to 'Excellent' in Dec. 2017

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 12) — President Rodrigo Duterte's trust rating is back to "Excellent," according to the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) poll.

The December 2017 survey — which interviewed 1,200 adult respondents nationwide on Dec. 8-16 — found that 83 percent of adult Filipinos nationwide had "much trust" in the President, while seven percent had "little trust" in him, for a net trust rating of +75.

This is up 15 points from the +60 ("Very Good") that Duterte got in the SWS' September 2017 poll, the lowest since he took office in June 2016.

Before this, the President's trust rating had been rated "Excellent."

The SWS said the rebound in December 2017 was due to double-digit increases in all areas.

Duterte's rating remained "Excellent" in Mindanao, going up 12 points to +94. In the Visayas, it went from "Very Good" to "Excellent" with a 19-point increase to +76.

The President's rating also went from "Very Good" to "Excellent" in Metro Manila after going up 19 points to +73. In the rest of Luzon, trust in Duterte remains "Very Good" with a 14-point hike to +66.

The SWS also found that the President got an "Excellent" trust rating across all socioeconomic classes.

In Class E, which represents the poorest sectors of the country, Duterte's rating went up two grades from "Good" to "Excellent" following a 36-point jump to +80.

In Class D, the rating went from "Very Good" to "Excellent" due to an 11-point increase to +74. Finally, the President's rating remained "Excellent" among Class ABC, with a seven-point increase to +78.