MANILA, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte continues to enjoy high trust and approval ratings, according to an independent poll released on Friday.
A survey by Pulse Asia Inc. conducted from Dec. 14 to 21 last year showed 81 percent of the 1,800 Filipinos aged 18 and above surveyed nationwide approved of Duterte's performance or the way Duterte runs the country, up by six percentage points from his September 2018 rating of 75 percent.
The survey further showed that Duterte's trust rating also increased by four percentage points from 72 percent in September 2018 to 76 percent in December 2018.
"Most Filipinos express appreciation for the performance (of Duterte)", Pulse Asia said, adding that Duterte scored "majority approval and trust ratings across geographic areas and socio-economic groupings."
The survey also showed that only seven percent of Filipinos disapprove of Duterte's performance while six percent have small or no trust in him.
Duterte assumed the presidency in June 2016. He vowed to stamp out corruption and improve law and order in the Philippines by waging war against criminals and terrorists.