President Rodrigo Duterte scored the highest approval rating among the five highest government officials amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the results of a recent Pulse Asia survey released on Monday.
The survey, conducted on September 14 to 20, showed Duterte having a 91% approval rating, up from his 87% rating in September 2019. It also showed 5% disapproved of him while 5% were undecided.
Vice President Leni Robredo’s approval ratings went down by a hairline at 57% in the latest survey from 58% in the previous one. A vocal critic of the Duterte’s administration’s efforts to address the pandemic, she has a 22% disapproval rating and 21% undecided rating.
Senate President Vicente Sotto III, meanwhile, got the second highest approval rating with 84%, compared with 6% disapproval and 10% undecided.
Speaker Alan Cayetano’s approval rating, meanwhile, went down by 10 percentage points to 70% compared from his rating from nine months ago. He has a 10% disapproval rating and 19% undecided.