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Majority of Filipinos say Duterte better than Noynoy — poll

Majority of Filipinos believe President Rodrigo Duterte is better than former President Benigno Aquino III, according to a survey reported by Dobol B sa News TV on Monday.

The report said that according to a supposed Social Weather Stations survey conducted from Dec. 8, 2017 to Dec. 16, 2017, 70 percent believe Duterte has performed better than Aquino and only eight percent said Aquino was better than Duterte. Twenty-two percent of the respondents, meanwhile, said the performances of Duterte and Aquino were just the same.

The reported survey asked the respondents: Kung ikukumpara ang pagganap ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte sa kanyang tungkulin mula Hulyo 2016 sa pagkaganap ni dating Pangulong Aquino mula Hulyo 2010 hanggang Hulyo 2016, masasabi n'yo ba na PRRD is better, the same, PNoy is better?

Duterte received the highest approval from those surveyed in Metro Manila at 73 percent. Duterte received 63 percent approval from respondents in Luzon, 64 percent in Visayas and 86 percent in Mindanao. Aquino's highest approval, meanwhile, also came from respondents in Metro Manila at 10 percent.



The report also said that according to the supposed survey, majority of Filipinos or 69 percent believe that Duterte's actions are appropriate for his position as president.

The question was, "Sa kabuuan, ang mga kilos ba ni Pangulong Duterte ay angkop o hindi angkop sa isang pangulo?

The report said 13 percent of those surveyed were undecided while 18 percent said Duterte's actions were inappropriate.

Commenting on the supposed survey results, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said: "Confirms already what we already know as a fact."


SWS spokesperson Leo Laroza declined to comment when asked by GMA News Online for confirmation of the survey, which has not been published on the pollster's website.

Larroza said his office can only comment on surveys that have been published on their website. 

Aquino's spokesperson, lawyer Abigail Valte also refused to comment on the matter. — ALG/RSJ, GMA News