Economic difficulties, including the growth slowdown to 4.3 percent in the second quarter, and rising oil and commodity prices adversely affected the approval and trust ratings of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and his Cabinet in the third quarter of 2023.
Results of the PAHAYAG third-quarter (PQ3) survey show significant drops in the approval rating of the President to 55 percent from 62 percent in the second-quarter survey. His trust rating also declined to 47 percent from 54 percent in the same period.
“This decline in PBBM’s approval rating extends to his Cabinet members and is notably driven by South Luzon,” according to the independent and non-commissioned survey conducted by PUBLiCUS Asia Inc. from Sept. 7 to 12, 2023.
The overall approval rating of all Cabinet members in the Marcos administration experienced a decline to 53 percent from 60 percent.