SWS: Robredo's net trust slides to 'good' as 2018 starts

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 2) — Public trust in Vice President Leni Robredo slides from 'very good' to 'good' during the first quarter of 2018, according to an independent pollster.

Vice President Leni Robredo's net trust rating dropped 13 points during the first quarter of the year, to +39 from +52 during the last three months of last year, according to a survey conducted by the Social Weather Stations (SWS).

This led to a trust rating of "good," one grade lower than "very good" from last quarter.

An individual's trust rating is different from their satisfaction rating. Their trust rating gauges the public's trust in the individual while their satisfaction rating gauges the public's satisfaction on the individual's performance related to their duty. Robredo's satisfaction rating for the quarter is "very good".

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Net trust rating for Robredo remained "very good" in Visayas and "moderate" in Metro Manila. But it fell from "very good" to "good" in Balance Luzon — or in areas of Luzon outside Metro Manila — and in Mindanao.

Trust in the Vice President went down in all regions overall--by 8 points to +64 in Visayas, by 4 points to +23 in Metro Manila, by 15 points to +41 in Balance Luzon, and by 18 points to +32 in Mindanao.

Robredo's trust rating also fell among respondents grouped according to their educational attainment.

The Vice President's net trust rating fell to 'good' from 'very good' among elementary graduates by a mere 4 points, to 48 points in March 2018. It likewise fell to 'good' from 'very good' among non-elementary graduates, plunging by 20 points, to 46 points this quarter. It fell to 'good' from 'very good' among high school graduates, down by 16 points, to 35 points. It plummeted to a 'moderate' rating from 'good' among college graduates, down by 14 points, to a 29 point trust rating for March.

The survey was conducted from March 23-27, 2018 through face-to-face interviews with 1,200 adults nationwide. There is a sampling error margin of ±3% for national percentages, and ±6% each for Metro Manila, Balance Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.