MANILA - Vice President Leni Robredo's net trust rating saw a decline in the first quarter of 2018, a survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) released Wednesday showed.
The survey, conducted from March 23 to 27, found 58 percent of adult Filipinos with much trust, 23 percent undecided, and 18 percent with little trust in Robredo.
This resulted in a net trust rating of a "good" +39, lower by 13 points from her "very good" +52 rating during the last quarter of 2017.
The vice president's net trust rating declined to "good" in Mindanao and Balance Luzon from last quarter's "very good."
But she continued to enjoy a "very good" trust rating in Visayas, while her rating was "moderate" in Metro Manila, the survey said.
SWS also noted that public satisfaction with Robredo's performance as vice president was higher among those with much trust in her.
The survey found that she obtained a "very good" +69 among those with much trust in her, compared to the moderate +12 among those who were undecided, and a bad -44 among those with little trust in her.
"Compared to December 2017, Vice Pres[ident] Robredo's net satisfaction rating improved among those with little trust in her and stayed the same among those with much trust and neutral trust in her," SWS said.
The survey, which gauges public trust in a personality as a whole, was conducted using face-to-face interviews of 1,200 adults nationwide and has a sampling error margin of ±3 percent for national percentages.
Robredo is currently fighting an electoral protest filed by former Sen. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos before the Presidential Electoral Tribunal. The recount is ongoing.
Marcos lost to Robredo by 263,473 votes, the closest vice presidential race in recent memory.