Villar's trust ratings fall 11 pts

Villar’s trust ratings fall 11 pts
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MANILA, Philippines – The public’s trust of Nacionalista Party (NP) presidential candidate Sen. Manny Villar fell by a big 11 percentage points in the latest survey of Pulse Asia on trust ratings of public figures.

In the survey released on Wednesday by the Liberal Party (LP), Villar’s trust ratings fell from 70% in January 22-26, 2010 to 59% in February 21-25, 2010.

LP presidential candidate Sen. Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III’s trust ratings were stable at 64% during the two survey periods.

In a statement, LP general campaign manager Butch Abad attributed the drop in Villar’s trust ratings to the C-5 road controversy.

“Sen. Manny Villar suffered a huge 11% erosion in his trust ratings attributable mainly to his inability to extricate himself from the anomalous C-5 Road Extension Project and his association with the much distrusted Gloria Macapagal Arroyo,” Abad said.

“This is a triumph of character over cash, empowerment over patronage,” Abad said. “Their baseless lies have failed. LP presidential standard bearer Sen. Aquino is now the most trusted presidential candidate with a rating of 64%.”

Villar was the most trusted presidential candidate in the January 22-26 Pulse Asia survey.

Pwersa ng Masang Pilpino (PMP) presidential bet Joseph Ejercito Estrada’s trust ratings went up by 7 percentage points, from 33% in January 22-26 to 40% in February 21-25.

Lakas-Kampi-CMD presidential candidate Gilbert ‘Gibo’ Teodoro’s trust ratings fell slightly from 32% in January to 29% in February.

Bagumbayan presidential candidate Richard Gordon’s trust ratings were statistically the same at 25% in February (26% in January).

Bagong Pilipinas bet Bro. Eddie Villanueva’s trust ratings were also stable at 15% in the two survey periods.

Sen. Jamby Madrigal’s trust ratings increased slightly from 14% in January to 17% in February.

Olongapo City Councilor JC de los Reyes and Nicanor Perlas’s trust ratings were statistically the same in the two survey periods at 5% and 4% respectively.

Mar still most trusted VP bet

Among the vice-presidential candidates, Sen. Manuel Roxas II of the Liberal Party was on top with 70% trust rating.

NP-Nationalist People’s Coalition vice-presidential bet Loren Legarda’s trust ratings fell from 61% in January to 58% in February.

Makati City Mayor Jejomar Binay was the third most trusted vice-presidential bet with 45% trust rating, statistically the same as in January.

Bagumbayan bet Bayani Fernando was fourth with 22% trust rating followed by Lakas-Kampi-CMD bet Edu Manzano at 19%.

In Pulse Asia’s trust surveys, respondents are asked how much they trust the public figure, whether “malaking-malaki, malaki, maaring malaki at maaring maliit, maliit o maliit na maliit.”

The Pulse Asia survey of 1,800 respondents has a margin of error of plus/minus 2%.

Karen Ang

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