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Duterte's public support falls amid killings in drug war

Philippine president's satisfaction, trust scores slip from high levels

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's net satisfaction rating from the public fell during the third quarter to the lowest of his presidency.   © Reuters

MANILA -- Support for President Rodrigo Duterte slid last quarter, falling to the lowest of his presidency by one measure even though two-thirds of the Philippine public remains satisfied with the leader, local pollster Social Weather Stations said Sunday.

The July-September survey by SWS found that 67% of Filipinos were satisfied with the president, while 19% were dissatisfied and 14% were undecided. Those scores produce a net satisfaction rating of 48%, the lowest during Duterte's time in office and down 18 points from the record-high 66% measured for the previous quarter.

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