President Aquino’s ratings on 3 indicators — approval, trust, satisfaction — were down, latest results from Social Weather Stations (SWS) and Pulse Asia showed. Public satisfaction with him remained in “good” territory in a May 24-27 survey of SWS, but his net score was down 7 points to +42 from March’s +49. This is his lows since he assumed office in 2010, the ratings agency noted. Malacañang considered this “seasonal” in nature, while political analysts said rising commodity prices were a factor. Meantime, Pulse Asia’s May 20-26 survey showed that President Aquino’s over all trust ratings declined significantly (-15 percentage points) between Oct 2010 and May 2012, while his national approval rating has been gradually declining since October 2010. The survey showed that 65% have big trust on him, while 10% have small or no trust.
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