IN the remaining few months of his administration, President Rodrigo Duterte has flouted the lame duck fate of most Philippine leaders and stayed influential — no other President has achieved an overall approval rating of 75% and a trust rating of 70%, according to Dr. Paul Martinez of RP- Mission and Development Foundation Inc. (RPMD).
The RP-Mission and Development Foundation Inc. (RPMD) also uncovered and announced that former Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary and senatorial candidate Mark Villar achieved a 90 percent trust rating in their nationwide survey. It currently has 69.7 percent of the vote and remains the top choice in the Senate race.
Mark Villar trailed by Antique Representative Loren Legarda (65.3%), broadcaster Raffy Tulfo (63.5%), former House Speaker Alan Cayetano (54.1%), Sorsogon Governor Francis “Chiz” Escudero (52.8%) and Filipino film actor Robin Padilla (45.2%).
Positioning from 7th to 12th place were Sen. Juan Miguel “Migz” Zubiri (45.1%), Sen. Win Gatchalian (42.9%), former Vice President Jejomar “Jojo” Binay (41.3%), former Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista (34.5%), former Senator Jinggoy Estrada (33.7%) and Sen. Joel Villanueva (32.4%).
RPMD also released the top party list for the upcoming elections, and it emerged that ACT-CIS is still the “preferred choice” with 8.23%, followed by Ako Bicol (6.15%), An Waray (6.13%), Gabriela (4.76%), A Teacher (4.55%), 4Ps (3.12%), 1-PACMAN (2.97%), Ang Probinsiyano (2.81%), AGAP (2.72%), Senior Citizens (2.68%), Bayan Muna (2.57 %) and Magsasaka (2.43%).
As for the 13th to 25th positions, they are as follows: Tingog (2.24%), Malasakit at Bayanihan (2.18%), BH Bagong Henerasyon (2.16%), PDP Cares (2.11%), Kabataan (2.06%), Anakpawis (1.98%), AMIN (1.76%), Duterte Youth (1.63%), Pasahero (1.61%), DIWA (1.57%), AGRI Partylist (1.43%), AAMBIS OWA (1.39%) and BUHAY (1.28%).
The “RPMD Boses ng Bayan 2022 survey” is a non-commissioned poll conducted from March 15-22, 2022, with 10,000 registered voters as respondents nationwide using face-to-face interviews and random sampling with a +/-1% margin of error, said Dr. Paul Martinez of RPMD.