Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte has secured the highest approval rating among Metro Manila mayors at 87 percent, a survey conducted by the RP Mission and Development Foundation Inc. showed.
In second place was Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto (86 percent), Manila Mayor Isko Moreno (80 percent), Valenzuela City Mayor Rex Gatchalian (79 percent) and Navotas City Mayor Toby Tiangco (77 percent)
For next year's mayoralty race, 65 percent of the respondents said they will vote for Belmonte while 24 percent said they will support Anakalusugan party-list Rep. Mike Defensor should he run for the position.
Vice Mayor Gian Carlo, should he seek re-election, garnered the support of 40 percent of the respondents, while potential challenger Councilor Winston Castelo logged 52 percent.
For District 1, 20 percent of the respondents said they will vote for actor Arjo Atayde as district representative, while 39 percent said they prefer the incumbent, Rep. Onyx Crisologo.
For District 2, broadcast journalist Raffy Tulfo scored higher than incumbent Rep. Precious Hipolito-Castelo at 42 percent and 35 percent, respectively, while District 3 Rep. Allan Reyes attained 48 percent over possible contender Councilor Franz Pumaren at 37 percent.
For District 4, Rep. Jesus Suntay got 45 percent against Councilor Marvin Rillo at 31 percent, while Councilor Patrick Michael Vargas (42 percent) and Councilor Karl Castelo (40 percent) were statistically tied for District 5 representative.
For District 6, at least 56 percent of the respondents said they will vote for Councilor Marivic Co-Pilar while 22 percent will support former lawmaker Vincent Crisologo and 19 percent will go for Councilor Lala Sotto.