MARCOS, DUTERTE REBOUND TO FINISH THE YEAR
WITH HIGH SATISFACTION AND TRUST RATINGS;
ZUBIRI, ROMUALDEZ SCORE HIGH MARKS
TO END THE YEAR WITH FLYING COLORS
PULSO NG PILIPINO ---- Pres. Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. and Vice President Inday Sara Duterte both rebounded from a lackluster performance in the third quarter of the year to post high satisfaction and trust ratings to finish the year 2023 with enough political surplus to enter the coming year brimming with hope and optimism that 2024 will be better that this year that is about to close.
In the 2023 PULSO NG PILIPINO Yearender survey conducted by The Issues
nd Advocacy Center on Nov. 27 to Dec. 4, 2023, some 1,200 respondents were
asked at random on how they view the performance of the country’s top five
officials. The respondents were asked to choose from these five responses –
VERY GOOD, GOOD, NOT GOOD, and DON’T KNOW if they are unsure.
Some 52% of the respondents said they viewed the
performance of MARCOS to be very good, 28% said it was
good for an overall total of 80%. Only 12% felt it was not
good. DUTERTE, at the same time, scored a total of 79% on responses of 47% who said she did very good and 32% who said they thought that her performance in 2023 is good.
Senate President Juan Miguel ‘Migz’ ZUBIRI performed creditably well for the whole of the current year with an overall total of 74% on account of 50% who said that Zubiri’s performance was very good and 24% who said that it was good. Only 12% of those surveyed responded on the negative side.
House Speaker Ferdinand Martin ROMUALDEZ also posted high satisfaction ratings with 38% saying they view the performance of Romualdez to be very good and 29% saying it was good.
In the past, survey results on the performance of both houses of Congress and their respective chiefs were either on the low side if not negatively because of the diverse characters of those comprising the two legislative assemblies. Since the start of the Marcos Administration in 2022, both the Lower House and the Senate have been viewed positively by the Filipino public. (Refer to Table below)
PINOYS STILL TRUST PHL’S TOP
President Marcos and Vice President Duterte will also step into the new year with 75% and 74% of Filipinos, respectively, saying they completely trust the Administration. The non-commissioned Pulso ng Pilipino survey also showed high trust ratings for the rest of the country’s top officials.
Some 73% of those interviewed by The CENTER said they completely trust Zubiri,
while 71% said they trust Romualdez and 69% place their complete trust in Chief Justice
Alexander Gesmundo as Chief Magistrate.
The survey respondents were equitably distributed nationwide to reflect the
number of registered voters in 2022 in all the 16 political subdivisions of the country.
The CENTER disclosed that it employed the most common standard method in data
gathering which is the MSAP and the results were cross-checked with a fool-proof
system that The CENTER has been using since the 1992 presidential elections.
(Refer to Table below)
TULFO AT THE HELM, TITOSEN,
BONG GO, IMEE, ISKO, PACMAN, BATO,
TOL, PIA, REVILLA, PING, LITO
IN THE MAGIC 12
FOR THE 2025 SENATORIAL RACE
PULSO NG PILIPINO --- If the 2025 senatorial elections are to be held today, ACT-CIS Party-List Representative Erwin Tulfo will definitely emerge on top of the race for the Senate in the 20th Congress. In the most recent non-commissioned PULSO NG PILIPINO survey, Tulfo emerged as the most preferred senatorial candidate from a list of 50 probable candidates. TULFO led with 63% with former Senate President Vicente ‘Tito’ SOTTO III close by at 61.5% and Sen. Bong GO in third position with 60.7%.
The pre-poll survey also showed that the seven incumbent senators are assured of getting reelected although close competition are expected from former Senators Kiko PANGILINAN, TV Host Willie REVILLAME, Davao Rep. Pulong DUTERTE, and Defense Secretary Gilbert TEODORO.
The cast of probable winners in the scheduled mid-term polls will certainly include Sen. IMEE MARCOS (58%) for the fourth to sixth spot together with TV Host Isko MORENO with 57.4% and former Sen. Manny PACQUIAO with 56%. Coming in at the seventh to ninth places are Sen. BATO DE LA ROSA with 54%, Sen. Francis ‘TOL’ TOLENTINO (53.7%), and Sen. Pia CAYETANO (49.3%).
In 10th to 12th places are Sen. BONG REVILLA JR. (44%), former Sen. Panfilo ‘Ping; LACSON (43%) and Sen. LITO LAPID (41%) and former Sen. MANNY PACQUIAO with a similar (51%). Within striking distance in 13th to 16th places are TV Host Kuya Will REVILLAME (38%), former Sen. KIKO PANGILINAN (37.2%), Davao City Rep. Pulong DUTERTE (35%) and Defense Secretary GIBO TEODORO (34.7%).
The non-commissioned survey was conducted by The CENTER on Nov. 27 to Dec. 4, 2023 with some 1,200 respondents that were distributed on a pro-rata basis using the 2022 list of registered voters as basis. Only registered voters were included in the survey using the MSAP method in data extraction. The survey has a confidence level of 98% and a margin of error of + 3.0%.
Interestingly, the ratings accorded to the candidates who are in the list shown to respondents are still on the high side but the values are beginning to narrow down as voters are beginning to settle down with regards their choices. This is because of the existence of various social media platforms that voters use as sources when making informed choices.
Ed M. Malay, The CENTER director, said that what will make this 2025 senatorial poll exciting is how the Administration will form its senatorial team and who will be in its lineup. It maybe a mid-term elections but it is also equally important for the Administration to retain control of Congress if it wants to end its terms on a high note. (Refer to Table below)
SOCIAL MEDIA TOPS LIST
OF FACTORS USED BY VOTERS
IN CHOOSING CANDIDATES
Social Media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tiktok have become the leading source of information used by voters when choosing the candidates they will vote for. Of the 1,200 respondents surveyed, some 35% said they regularly go online to open their soc-med accounts as their primary sources of information to be updated on the latest trends including political tidbits.
Eighteen (18%) percent said they get their political information from news programs that are available on TV and Radio news programs. Some 16% said they also rely on the endorsements of political and religious organizations as well as celebrities and 12% said they get their information through the Google News.
SEN. RAFFY TULFO