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Duterte’s Trust Rating Rises to 91% Amid Region’s Worst Outbreak

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has maintained majority approval and trust ratings amid Southeast Asia’s worst coronavirus outbreak, according to pollster Pulse Asia.

Duterte’s approval rating rose to 91% from 87% in December, based on a nationwide survey of 1,200 adults conducted from September 14 to 20. His trust rating also increased to 91% from 83% in December. There were no surveys in the first half of the year amid virus lockdowns.