VP suffers significant ratings drop
VICE President Jejomar Binay’s trust and approval ratings dropped significantly during the third quarter of 2015, the latest Pulse Asia survey showed yesterday.
But despite the sharp drop in the latest Pulse Asia performance and trust ratings, Binay said he remained grateful for the constant support of the Filipino people, especially those from the provinces.
I am thankful that despite the Senate inquisition and the intensified campaign of lies and pattern of deceit against me, our [countrymen’s] faith in me remain steadfast and undiminished, Binay said in a statement.
The Vice President had earlier said that he was not bothered by the numbers but admitted that they forced him to work harder and personally talk to the gmasses h which comprise more than 60 percent of Filipino voters.
“Whatever the results of the survey, my determination to uphold my responsibilities and serve our people will never falter,” he said.
Based on the survey conducted from Sept. 8 to 14, 43 percent of Filipinos appreciate the work of the Vice President and 39 percent trust him.
Binay scored an approval rating of 44 percent in Mindanao and 47 percent in the rest of Luzon. He also received 44 and 46 ratings from Classes D and E, respectively.
The same survey showed that 43 percent of people from Mindanao and 42 percent from Luzon trust the Vice President. Classes D and E, meanwhile, gave him 40 and 44 trust ratings.
The Vice President will continue going around the country to roll out his pro-poor programs that will uplift the living conditions of the people, spokesperson and lawyer Rico Quicho said.
He is thankful for the big plurality to near majority approval and trust ratings that he got from the different regions and classes, he added.
Binay said he wants to know the questions used in the survey.
All I want to know is what was the question asked. If about the performance, that would mean is that what the Vice President did, Binay said.
If that was the question, that would be incorrect, because I don't have a job right now, he said.
Binay resigned from the Cabinet in June this year, vacating his posts as presidential adviser on Overseas Filipino Workers’ concerns and chair of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council.
The Vice President also let go of his positions as chairman emeritus of the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking and head of the Presidential Task Force Against Illegal Recruitment.