Ratings for Philippine leader plunge to record low after clash

March 17, 2015 5:33 AM

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Ratings for Philippine leader plunge to record low after clash

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Benigno Aquino's approval and trust ratings have plunged to their lowest ever as public anger over the killing of 44 policemen in a clash with rebels in January hurt his popularity, a pollster said on Tuesday.

The president's poor ratings could have implications for a 2016 presidential election even though he will not be standing.

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