Marcos 'not surprised' on lower approval ratings
Marcos 'not surprised' on lower approval ratings
Marcos 'not surprised' on lower approval ratings
by Christhel Cuazon04 October 2023
Photo courtesy: Bongbong Marcos Jr. Facebook page

President Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr. revealed on Wednesday that he is "not surprised" by the drop in his performance ratings for the month of September.

In a chance interview with reporters, the President, who also sits as Agriculture secretary, said he understands the sentiments of the public on the high rice prices.

“It’s not surprising. People are having a hard time. Bigas ito, eh. Ibang usapan pag bigas. It's different from anything else, any other agricultural product. I completely understand it, and that's why we're working very very hard to make sure that this comes up again-- not because of the survey, that's not important to me,” Marcos said in an interview in Taguig City.

“What's important to me is that we make sure that people have enough to eat and that it is affordable to them,” he added.


Based on the latest Pulse Asia survey, the performance rating of Marcos fell by -15 points. He acquired 65 percent approval ratings in September, significantly lower than the 80 percent in June.


The President's approval ratings declined the most in Luzon with -15 points, from 81 percent in June to 66 percent in September. This was followed by the National Capital Region (NCR), Visayas, and Mindanao with a -14 points downturn.

Meanwhile, the trust rating of Filipinos in Marcos also dropped from 85 percent to 71 percent, or -14 points.


Meanwhile, the public's distrust of the President gained +2 and elevated the 4 percent distrust in June to 6 percent in September.

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