President Duterte and Sotto are the two most popular national leaders, while House Speaker Arroyo had the lowest approval rating. Vice President Robredo is disliked by Metro Manilans and Class ABC.

President Rodrigo Duterte continues to have a high approval rating, scoring 85 percent in the June 2019 survey of Pulse Asia.

This was a decline of 2 points from March 2019, but the movement was within the 2.8 percent margin of error.

In its poll of 1,200 respondents nationwide, Pulse found that only 3 percent disapproved of Duterte, while 11 percent were undecided.

Senate President Vicente Sotto III also continues to enjoy high approval ratings, at 77 percent in June. Seven percent disapproved while 16 percent were undecided.

Duterte and Sotto are the two most popular national leaders, Pulse said.

In contrast, Pulse said nearly half of Filipino adults (47%) disapproved of the work of House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo while 41 percent were either appreciative of, or undecided about, the performance of Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin.

Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo got 55-percent approval. The survey showed 24 percent disapproved of the former Camarines Sur lawmaker, and 21 percent were undecided.

“The lowest approval rating (26%) is obtained by House Speaker Macapagal-Arroyo while the lowest indecision and disapproval figures are recorded by President Duterte (11% and 3%, respectively) and Senate President Sotto (16% and 7%, respectively),” Pulse noted.

“Approval is the predominant opinion as regards the work of President Duterte and Senate President Sotto across geographic areas (81% to 91% and 67% to 87%, respectively),” it said.

Robredo, Pulse said, was unpopular in Metro Manila and among upper socioeconomic classes.

“Vice President Robredo enjoys majority approval in most geographic areas and socio-economic groupings (52% to 66% and 54% to 60%, respectively), with only Metro Manilans and those in Class ABC withholding majority scores from her (34% and 42%, respectively),” it said. (