Marcos, Sara Duterte ratings drop in OCTA Q3 poll

There was a nationwide decline in the trust and performance ratings of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and Vice President Sara Duterte for the third quarter of 2023, according to the most recent Tugon ng Masa Survey released by Octa Research on Sunday.

Duterte’s overall ratings “declined significantly,” the research firm said, as her trust rating fell eight points from 83% in the second quarter to 75%, and her satisfaction rating dropped 12 points from 82% to 70%. 

Marcos’s trust rating dropped to 73% from the second quarter’s 75%, while his approval rating dropped eight points from July’s 71% to 65%. 

Marcos received his lowest trust ranking of 66% from the National Capital Region, while Duterte received her lowest trust score of 64% from Balanced Luzon. Both saw a 15-point decline in their NCR trust ratings, from 81% to 66%.

Marcos’s satisfaction rating in Metro Manila saw the biggest drop, falling 12 points to 61%, but his lowest satisfaction rating is from Mindanao, which fell nine points to 59%.

Duterte saw the lowest decline in satisfaction in Visayas, dropping 16 points from 90% to 74%, but the region with the lowest satisfaction rating for her is Balanced Luzon at 62%, down 12 points from the previous quarter.

Over the course of a year, both the president and the vice president saw a downward trend in their trust and approval ratings. However, Octa said, the two top officials still enjoy the trust of majority of Filipinos despite the “significant decreases.”

Senate President Miguel Zubiri, meanwhile, saw a 1% rise in performance rating to 58% and House Speaker Martin Romualdez received a six-point bounce to 61% from his 2nd quarter 55%. — BM, GMA Integrated News

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