Duterte's trust rating dips but still high – SWS

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President Rodrigo Duterte (file photo)

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Filipinos' trust in President Rodrigo Duterte remains high, but his numbers are going down, based on a new Social Weather Stations survey.

The survey, released on Thursday, showed Duterte's net trust rating remains at an excellent +72 percent — down four points from the third quarter.

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His net trust rating was at +79 percent in June, days before his inauguration.

His trust rating fell in Metro Manila, down by 11 points from +76 to +65.

It also dropped in the Visayas by four points at 69 percent, but remained steady in "balance Luzon."

Mindanao posted an excellent rating in the fourth quarter but the number is went down seven points at +85 percent.

In the socioeconomic classes A, B, and C, his trust rating dropped 13 points from an "excellent" +72 to a "very good" +59.

He scored "excellent" in classes D and E, receiving +73 and +72, respectively.

Overall, 81 percent of Filipinos still have much trust in the president. Nine percent have little trust in him, while 10 percent are still undecided.

The survey was conducted among 1,500 adults nationwide from December 3 to 6.

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Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar thanked Filipinos for continuously trusting the President, noting he has received an "excellent" rating streak since he was elected to office.

"This gives the President and members of his team all the more reason to pursue with greater resolve the President's goal of a Philippines free from the drug scourge, crime incidents, and malfeasance in public service," Andanar said on Thursday.