Mauricio Funes, although still in second place in Latin America, falls three percentage points from a previous survey and now has 72% approval rating, topping the list of presidents in Central America with high evaluation.
Porfirio Lobo in Honduras drops from the list of high evaluations placing seventh with an approval of 51%, and although it falls almost 10 percentage points, it is still higher than percentages achieved by immediate predecessors.
Laura Chinchilla, Costa Rica´s 10 month old president, leaves the ranking of presidents with average acceptance and places in 12th place with a 45% rating.
Alvaro Colom in Guatemala is ranked 15 in Latin America with 41%.
Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua left the list of unpopular leaders earning 8 percentage points reaching now 40% approval rating.
The survey conducted by Mitofsky, a compilation of rating surveys, states that "these assessments are only one measure of the work done by each of the Presidents or Prime Ministers and may or may not fully show the efficiency and the accomplishments of their administrations.
Martinelli and Funes lead in Latin America with 91% and 88% approval ratings. In Central America, they are followed by Colom with 46%, Arias 44% and Ortega with 38%.
Mauricio Funes from El Salvador and Ricardo Martinelli from Panama share, together with Brazilian President Lula Da Silva, the privilege of being in the group of "Outstanding Evaluation", composed of those heads of state with approval ratings above 75%.
Mauricio Funes has an approval rating of 76%; he is followed by Ricardo Martinelli (66%), Laura Chinchilla (64%), Porfirio Lobo (60%), Alvaro Colom (50%) and Daniel Ortega (38%).
CID-Gallup unveiled its Central American public opinion poll for July 2010. It remarks that Funes remains the president with the highest approval ratings, and that Honduran president Lobo slipped from the third to the fourth spot, mainly because he is disliked by opposition and unregistered voters.