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MR2 - UB2012-4 MR on Presidential Ratings (FINAL)

MR2 - UB2012-4 MR on Presidential Ratings (FINAL)

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Published by: Rappler Philippines on Dec 13, 2012
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(December 13, 2012)FROM: Prof. Ronald D. HolmesPresident
Pulse Asia, Inc.RE: Pulse Asia’s November 2012 Nationwide Survey onPresidential Performance and Trust Ratingsand the Performance Ratings of the National Administration
Pulse Asia is pleased to share with you some findings on
 Presidential  Performance and Trust Ratings and the Performance Ratings of the National  Administration
from the November 2012
Ulat ng Bayan
national survey. We request youto assist us in informing the public by disseminating this information.The survey fieldwork was conducted from
November 23 to 29, 2012
using face-to-face interviews. The key developments that preoccupied Filipinos in November 2012include the following: (1) the appointment of several government officials including thatof Atty. Marvic F. Leonen as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court; (2) the re-electionof United States President Barack Obama and the selection of Communist Party of ChinaGeneral Secretary Xi Jinping as China’s next president; (3) the moves of the Commissionon Elections (COMELEC) to clean the list of organizations and groups participating inthe May 2013 party-list elections; (4) the passage of the “sin tax” bill and the continueddeliberations on the Reproductive Health (RH) bill at the Senate and the approval of theFreedom of Information (FOI) bill by the House Committee on Public Information; (5)the discovery of several pyramiding scams in different parts of the country, the biggest of which involved the Aman Futures Group Phils, Inc. and the Coco Rasuman InvestmentGroup; (6) the holding of the 9th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Laos and the
 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Cambodia; (7) the allegeddumping of toxic waste in Subic, Olongapo by American navy ships and submarines inOctober 2012 and the resulting Senate investigation into the matter; (8) thecommemoration of the third anniversary of the so-called Maguindanao massacre whichclaimed the lives of 58 individuals and (9) in the economic front, the 7.1% growth in thePhilippine economy in the third quarter of 2012, the continued appreciation of the localcurrency vis-à-vis the US dollar, the record-breaking performance of the Philippine stock market, increase in power rates and gas prices and the failure of the Bureau of InternalRevenue (BIR) to meet its October 2012 target.As in our previous surveys, this nationwide survey is based on a sample of 1,200representative adults 18 years old and above. It has a ± 3% error margin at the 95%confidence level. Subnational estimates for each of the geographic areas covered in thesurvey (i.e., Metro Manila, the rest of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao) have a ± 6% errormargin, also at 95% confidence level. Those interested in further technical detailsconcerning the survey's questionnaire and sampling design may request Pulse Asia inwriting for fuller details, including copies of the pre-tested questions actually used.Pulse Asia’s pool of academic fellows takes full responsibility for the design andconduct of the survey, as well as for analyses it makes based on the survey data. Inkeeping with our academic nature, no religious, political, economic, or partisan groupinfluenced any of these processes. Pulse Asia undertakes
Ulat ng Bayan
surveys on itsown without any party singularly commissioning the research effort.For any clarification or questions, kindly contact Prof. Ronald D. Holmes, Pulse AsiaPresident at 09189335497 or Dr. Ana Maria Tabunda, Pulse Asia Chief Research Fellowat 09189436816.
Pulse Asia’s November 2012
Ulat ng Bayan
Survey:Media Release on Presidential Performance and Trust Ratingsand the Performance Ratings of the National Administration13 December 2012President Benigno S. Aquino III continues to enjoy big majority approval andtrust ratings in November 2012; no significant changes in overall presidentialratings are recorded between September and November 2012
Almost eight in ten Filipinos (78%) express appreciation for the work done byPresident Benigno S. Aquino III in the past quarter while only 6% have anegative opinion on the matter. Ambivalence is a sentiment shared by 16% ofFilipinos. Big majority approval ratings are also registered across geographicareas (74% to 83%) and socio-economic classes (75% to 79%). The Presidentenjoys the same overall approval score in September and November 2012 whilechanges in his overall indecision and disapproval ratings are marginal (-2 and +2percentage points, respectively). There are also no notable changes inpresidential performance ratings in the different geographic areas and socio-economic groupings during this period.
(Please refer to Tables 1 to 4.)
November 23 - 29, 2012 / Philippines(In Percent)
Performance RatingsAp
Total Philippines78166
NCR74216Balance Luzon77167Visayas79154Mindanao83134
Socio-economic Class 
Class ABC75223TOTAL D78165E79137
Notes: (1) % Approve = % Truly Approve plus % Approve; % Disapprove = % Truly Disapprove plus % Disapprove (2) Figures may not add up to 100% due to rounding off or to Don't Know and Refuse responses.

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