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Duterte’s Popularity Hits New High, Pollster SWS Says

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. (Source: PCOO)

By Andreo Calonzo

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s popularity hit a new high last quarter, pollster Social Weather Stations said.

Duterte got an “excellent“ net satisfaction rating of +72 in the last three months of 2019, according to emailed results of the pollster’s nationwide survey of 1,200 from December 13 to 16. His rating rose 7 points from the quarter prior, and beat his previous record of +68 set in June last year.

The same survey also showed that 72% of Filipinos are “worried” about the health of Duterte, who has earlier complained of suffering from daily migraine and issues in his spine and digestive tract.


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