VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Report about poll results showing 85% of Pinoys 'have no trust' in Robredo FALSE

A report by website citizenexpress.today published last Nov. 2 claiming that a recent poll showed more than 85% of Filipinos have no trust in Vice President Leni Robredo is false and misleading.

Bearing the headline, "Mahigit 85% ng mga Pinoy, Walang Tiwala kay Leni ayon sa Survey! (More than 85% of Pinoys have no trust in Leni says survey!)," the report led off with results of a recent Social Weather Station (SWS) survey and claimed Robredo's trust rating dropped, with only 59% of Filipinos saying they trusted her.

It also said a survey conducted by website Yahoo! News, on the other hand, revealed 86% of its 120,000 respondents said they have no trust in the vice president.

The Nov. 1 Yahoo! survey is a mere one-question online poll asking its readers to rate their trust in Robredo, with the choices being "good," "not good," and "I have no opinion."

The ongoing survey, which has collected more than 142,000 votes, does not indicate whether or not respondents felt they had much, and little or no trust in Robredo, rendering untrue citizenexpress.today's claim.

Yahoo!'s survey is attached to a short report about the results of the Third Quarter 2018 Social Weather Survey of SWS released last Oct. 30, which revealed that 59% of Filipinos had "much trust" in Robredo, 21% had "little trust," having a net trust of 38%. This is a two-point decline from the same survey conducted last June, which revealed 57% of Filipinos had trust in her while 17% had little trust, earning a net trust rating of 40%.

Citizenexpress.today published its report two days after SWS posted the results of the trust survey on Robredo.

The false and misleading story could have reached moret than 267,000 people, its largest traffic generator from social media being the page Duterte Express.

Citizenexpress.today was created on Oct. 24, 2017.


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