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Pulse Asia on voter interest: 'Mindanao is hot'

May 13, 2019 - 10:11 AM

A survey of Pulse Asia shows 91% of likely voters in Mindanao are ‘truly interested’ in the 2019 elections

CARAVAN. Hugpong ng Pagbabago senatorial candidates gather for one last campaign rally before the 2019 elections. Rappler photo

Only 9 party-list groups have support of 2% of voters – Pulse Asia survey

May 11, 2019 - 4:40 PM

ACT-CIS, AKO Bicol, and Bayan Muna may get the maximum of 3 seats each in the House of Representatives if polls were held from May 3 to 6, the survey period of the final Pulse Asia preelection survey

ELECTIONS. Voters look for their names in voters' lists during the 2016 elections. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Cynthia Villar dislodges Grace Poe as Senate race front-runner – Pulse Asia

May 11, 2019 - 9:46 AM

With just days to go before election day, only 3 in 10 registered voters have a complete slate of 12 candidates, according to the final preelection survey of Pulse Asia Research, Incorporated

SENATE RACE FRONT-RUNNER. Reelectionist Senator Cynthia Villar on the campaign trail. Photo from the Office of Sen. Cynthia Villar

70% of Filipinos will support candidates who push for higher tobacco taxes – Pulse Asia

May 07, 2019 - 8:11 PM

The Pulse Asia survey also shows 75% of Filipinos believe taxes on cigarettes should be raised

NO SMOKING. In this file photo, a Department of Health employee pastes an anti-smoking sticker on a public utility bus' windshield during the DOH's no smoking campaign on June 17, 2010. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

[OPINION] Whom exactly are the youth voting for?

May 04, 2019 - 10:36 PM

The idealism accorded to young people might all be wishful thinking

A month before polls, 76% of Filipinos 'aware' of party-list system – survey

May 03, 2019 - 5:19 PM

The level of awareness is highest among voters in Metro Manila and lowest in the Visayas, according to a Pulse Asia survey held in from April 10 to 14

VOTERS. Early morning voters at Bagumbayan Elementary School in Taguig City during the 2016 elections. File photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler

Wiped out opposition? Latest survey fuels fear of return to pre-Martial Law

May 01, 2019 - 4:16 PM

In 1967, Ninoy Aquino was the only opposition to win a seat in the Senate. The latest Pulse Asia survey has only his nephew, Bam Aquino, joining the winning circle.

OPPOSITION. Ninoy Aquino and nephew Bam Aquino find themselves in similar situations as the opposition lags behind administration bets in Philippine senatorial elections. Photo of Bam Aquino by Angie de Silva/Rappler and photo of Ninoy Aquino from the Presidential Museum and Library Flickr account

Villar, Poe share top spot among Senate bets in Pulse Asia survey

Apr 30, 2019 - 12:56 PM

(UPDATED) The results of the Pulse Asia survey show voters' preference for Senator Cynthia Villar at 51.7%, slightly higher but statistically tied with Senator Grace Poe's 50.5%

Bayan Muna leads party-list groups in Pulse Asia survey

Apr 25, 2019 - 6:50 PM

The results of the March survey also show that 7 in 10 Filipinos are aware of the party-list system

CAMPAIGN. Bayan Muna has topped the survey on voters' preference for party-list groups vying for seats in the House of Representatives in the May 2019 elections. Photo from the Facebook page of Bayan Muna

4 in 10 Filipino voters have complete Senate slate – Pulse Asia

Apr 11, 2019 - 12:26 PM

Independent reelectionist Grace Poe remains the front runner in the senatorial polls as of late March, but Hugpong ng Pagbabago bets continue to dominate the pack

Spotlight on surveys: Bong Go’s rise and how other HNP bets are faring

Apr 06, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Presidential aide Bong Go's voter preference rating increases 10-fold in the span of a year. Familiar names in the Hugpong slate continue to dominate the race.

Bong Go rises to 3rd to 5th place in Pulse Asia survey

Mar 18, 2019 - 5:39 PM

Results of the February 24-28 survey shows President Rodrigo Duterte's aide is on a distinct upward trajectory in voters' preferences for the May 13 elections

Photo from Bong Go

Majority of Filipinos support stricter tobacco control laws – Pulse Asia

Feb 28, 2019 - 8:39 PM

Survey results show 9 out of 10 Filipinos support increasing the minimum age for the purchase of cigarettes from 18 to 25 and prohibiting smoking in public places

NO SMOKING. In this file photo, a Department of Health employee pastes an anti-smoking sticker on a public utility bus' windshield during the DOH's no smoking campaign on June 17, 2010. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Bong Go breaks into May 2019 winning circle – Pulse Asia

Feb 15, 2019 - 5:04 PM

The rise of Duterte’s right-hand man came after the deluge of advertisements showing presidential endorsement – 4 months before the May 2019 elections

CAMPAIGN. The coalition of senatorial bets under the regional party Hugpong ng Pagbabago kicks off their campaign for the May elections in San Fernado, Pampanga on February 12. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Mindanao gives U.S. its lowest trust rating, Russia its highest

Jan 14, 2019 - 11:46 AM

But across the Philippines, the United States remains the most trusted country, says a Pulse Asia survey

VISITING MARAWI. US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim makes a trip to the ravaged city of Marawi in October 2018, and visits a Camp Ranao memorial honoring those who died in duty during the Marawi siege. Photo courtesy of US embassy

Survey says: How 2019 senatorial bets are faring so far

Jan 12, 2019 - 5:02 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Reelectionists and former senators are ahead, while some newcomers gain ground, in surveys leading to the 2019 midterm elections

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Robredo, Sotto enjoy majority approval, trust of Filipinos – survey

Jan 11, 2019 - 12:05 PM

(UPDATED) 'In contrast, a big plurality of Filipinos (43%) are critical of the work done by House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo,' says Pulse Asia, citing the results of its December poll on top officials and institutions

PH LEADERS. Vice President Leni Robredo visited Senate President Tito Sotto after the deliberation of the 2019 budget of the Office of the Vice President on September 25, 2018. Photo from OVP

Duterte remains most trusted government official – Pulse Asia

Jan 11, 2019 - 11:22 AM

The results of Pulse Asia's December survey show that 81% of Filipinos approve of President Duterte's performance, and 76% trust him

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the Negosyo Serbisyo sa Barangay program held at the Patio Milagros Minitel and Resort in Dimasalang, Masbate on January 9, 2019. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

43% of Filipino voters have complete Senate slate – Pulse Asia

Jan 09, 2019 - 1:48 PM

(UPDATED) Senator Grace Poe retains her solo lead in the December 2018 survey, with Senator Cynthia Villar following her closely 5 months before the midterm elections

VOTERS. Voters look for their names in a polling precinct on May 9, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

64% of Filipinos will support candidates who push for higher tobacco taxes – Pulse Asia

Nov 05, 2018 - 5:21 PM

Pulse Asia research director Ana Tabunda says majority of Filipinos are supportive of increases in tobacco taxes as health is considered a 'most urgent personal concern' for many

MORE EXPENSIVE? Customers look at a stall selling cigarettes at a mall in Manila. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

More Filipinos unhappy with Duterte gov't handling of inflation – poll

Sep 27, 2018 - 1:45 PM

The September Pulse Asia survey shows 51% of Filipinos disapprove of how the Duterte administration is handling the issue of high inflation, compared to 29% in June

 RICE PRICES. Prices of basic commodities hasvebeen on the rise, driving inflation to a 9-year high in August 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Imee Marcos on survey ranking: ‘Engagement with public paid off’

Sep 26, 2018 - 11:55 AM

The Ilocos Norte governor lands in the winners' circle in the last Pulse Asia survey, thanks to the drop in ranking of others previously ahead of her

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos at a media forum in Quezon City on Friday, August 31, 2018. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

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Arroyo least trusted among top national officials – Pulse Asia

Sep 25, 2018 - 7:35 PM

Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo gets a 19% trust rating, while the House of Representatives receives an approval rating of 56%

NEW SPEAKER. Ex-president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo waves to the crowd after she was elected the new House Speaker on July 23, 2018. Photo by Mary Grace dela Serna/Rappler

Robredo's approval, trust ratings steady in September – Pulse Asia

Sep 25, 2018 - 12:51 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo continues to enjoy high approval and trust ratings among the poorest class

Majority of Filipinos trust, approve of Senate President Tito Sotto

Sep 25, 2018 - 12:06 PM

The Senate continues to be the most appreciated government institution in September 2018, receiving an approval rating of 63% – higher than that of the House of Representatives (56%) and the Supreme Court (53%)

Senate president Vicente Sotto III asks the resource persons at the Joint Congressional Oversight Committee, Sept. 13, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte's approval, trust ratings fall to lowest – Pulse Asia

Sep 25, 2018 - 11:51 AM

'Indecision concerning presidential trustworthiness becomes more marked between June and September 2018 among Filipinos as a whole, and in the rest of Luzon and Class D in particular,' says Pulse Asia Research Incorporated

EROSION OF APPROVAL, TRUST RATINGS. President Rodrigo Duterte experiences his lowest publis approval and trust ratings in September 2018. Presidential Photo

Carpio is more trusted than Arroyo – Pulse Asia

Sep 25, 2018 - 11:44 AM

But the survey also shows that a good number of Filipinos either do not know Carpio, or don’t know what to feel about the potential Chief Justice nominee

TRUST RATINGS. Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio gets 33% trust ratings, and 42% approval ratings from the latest Pulse Asia survey taken from September 1-7, 2018. Photo by Rappler

Women in top 5 of Pulse Asia poll on 2019 senatorial race

Sep 22, 2018 - 12:30 PM

Senators Grace Poe, Cynthia Villar, and Nancy Binay, Taguig City Representative Pia Cayetano, and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio lead the probable winners in the senatorial race, if elections were held in early September

TOP 5. Women dominate the top 5 of the latest Pulse Asia survey on the 2019 senatorial race. File photos by Mark Cristino (Poe), Senate PRIB (Villar), Cayetano (Rappler), Office of Senator Nancy Binay, and Manman Dejeto (Carpio),

War on drugs most important achievement of Duterte – Pulse Asia

Jul 23, 2018 - 9:33 AM

(UPDATED) Polling firm Pulse Asia says the Duterte administration's efforts to eradicate illegal drugs are recognized by a sizeable majority of Filipinos nationwide especially in Metro Manila and among the rich

Duterte in surveys: After two years, honeymoon persists

Jul 19, 2018 - 11:00 AM

(UPDATED) Nearly two years' worth of SWS and Pulse Asia surveys tell different stories about President Rodrigo Duterte's popularity

Majority of Filipinos reject shift to federalism now – Pulse Asia

Jul 16, 2018 - 10:05 AM

Only two out of 10 Filipinos support moves to change the 1987 Constitution at this time, according to a June survey conducted by Pulse Asia

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Kumakalembang na ba ang kampana para kay Duterte?

Jul 16, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Bakit bumagsak ang ratings ni Duterte nang 20 points sa Metro Manila at 18 points sa Visayas?

U.S., Japan, Australia most trusted by Filipinos – Pulse Asia

Jul 14, 2018 - 7:32 AM

China ranks 4th in a list of countries most trusted by Filipinos, based on a Pulse Asia survey commissioned by the Stratbase Albert del Rosario Institute

Photos in graphic courtesy of Shutterstock

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Senate most trusted, appreciated key gov’t institution – Pulse Asia

Jul 13, 2018 - 11:56 AM

Pulse Asia’s nationwide survey held from June 15 to 21 shows all key government institutions – the Senate, House of Representatives, and the Supreme Court – enjoying higher approval and trust ratings

Senate: Plenary Session. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Robredo approval, trust ratings up in June – Pulse Asia

Jul 13, 2018 - 11:22 AM

(UPDATED) Public approval for the work of Vice President Leni Robredo increases by 7 percentage points in June to 62% from 55% in March

VICE PRESIDENT. A majority of Filipinos gave Vice Preident Leni Robredo higher public approval and trust ratings in June 2018, according to a Pulse Asia Research, Incorporated survey. Photo by OVP

88% of Filipinos approve of Duterte before 'God is stupid' remark

Jul 13, 2018 - 9:21 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The results of a Pulse Asia survey show President Rodrigo Duterte recording his highest approval rating yet – before his controversial remark on God that triggered a public backlash

MAJORITY APPROVAL. President Rodrigo Duterte enjoys big majority approval among Filipinos, according to the results of a Pulse Asis survey held before he called God 'stupid'. Malacanang photo

73% of Filipinos want PH to assert rights under Hague ruling

Jul 12, 2018 - 2:06 PM

Pulse Asia president Ronald Holmes says 'a plurality of Filipinos' believe the Philippines 'should file a diplomatic protest' over China's militarization of the West Philippine Sea

PHILIPPINES-CHINA TIES. President Rodrigo Duterte (left), through meetings with China officials led by Chinese President Xi Jinping (right), seeks better ties Beijing. Malacañang file photo

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Grace Poe retains solo lead in Pulse Asia survey on 2019 race

Jul 09, 2018 - 12:40 PM

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio, ex-top cop Ronald dela Rosa, and former senator Lito Lapid are among the other probable winners in the senatorial race, if elections were held during the June 15 to 21 polling period

Senator Grace Poe during the MRT 3 issues hearing where former DOTC Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya was questioned at the Office of the Senate in Pasay City on Monday, May 15, 2017. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

FACT CHECK: 'Sizeable majority' of Filipinos currently not in favor of federalism

May 07, 2018 - 4:44 PM

A blogpost claims that majority of Filipinos are open to shifting to a federal system. Pulse Asia survey results show that this is wrong.

‘Sizeable majority’ oppose federalism? Pulse Asia survey premature – DILG

May 04, 2018 - 6:01 PM

'There is no concrete proposal yet on the table.... This is premature because there is nothing really to debate about yet,' says DILG spokesperson Jonathan Malaya

'PREMATURE'. DILG Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya says the Pulse Asia survey on charter change was conducted even before a solid proposal was passed. Rappler Screengrab

Senators want info drive amid public sentiments vs cha-cha, federalism

May 02, 2018 - 8:35 PM

Opposition senators say the government should listen to Filipinos' voices and instead focus on solving gut issues

Photo by Alex Nueva España/Senate

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Con-Com confident public support for charter change will grow

May 02, 2018 - 1:50 PM

The body tasked to study amendments to the Constitution says the Pulse Asia survey results are a 'guide and challenge'

DISCUSSING BANGSAMORO. Con-Com members listen to a presentation by Bangsamoro Transition Commission members. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

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May 02, 2018 - 12:25 PM

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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Labor and Employment Secretary discuss some of the provisions of the Executive Order (EO) prohibiting illegal contractualization during the 116th Labor Day Celebration at the IEC Convention Center in Cebu City on May 1, 2018. The President signed the EO during the event signifying his firm commitment to put an end to illegal contractualization. Also in the photo is Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Big majority of Filipinos against charter change – Pulse Asia

May 02, 2018 - 10:43 AM

(UPDATED) Survey results also show that a 'sizeable majority of Filipinos (66%)' are opposed to changing the present unitary system of government to a federal system at this time

PDP-Laban to give 'unknowns' shot at Senate slate – Pimentel

Apr 25, 2018 - 5:32 PM

Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III says the ruling party will consider even poor performers in surveys on possible senatorial aspirants

ELECTIONS. PDP-Laban President Aquilino Pimentel III at the party's Thanksgiving Party at the Midas Hotel and Casino in Pasay City on November 16, 2016. Photo by Rappler