MANILA, PHILIPPINES — According to the latest poll survey done by independent monitoring firm OCTA Research late April 2022, the BBM-Sara tandem maintains the lead for the national Elections.
Only 2,400 people participated in the “Tugon ng Masa” in-person survey, which was conducted from April 22 to April 25. It also revealed that 62 percent of respondents in the Visayas support Bongbong’s presidential campaign.
The Visayas Regions, with 62 percent, showed the most grit, followed by Balanced Luzon, with 59 percent, Mindanao, with 56 percent, and the National Capital Region, with 46 percent.
Vice President Leni Robredo, on the other hand, came in second place. Robredo’s countrywide vote increased from 22 to 25% from the previous OCTA poll. All contributed to the increase in support from Metro Manila (19 percent), Balanced Luzon (28 percent), Visayas (28 percent), and Mindanao (12 percent).
Marcos and Robredo were followed by Manila City Mayor Isko Moreno, who received 8 percent (from 9 percent), Senator Manny Pacquiao, who received 5 percent (from 7 percent), Senator Panfilo Lacson, who received 2 percent (from 4 percent) and Faisal Mangondato with a nationwide percentage of 1 percent.
Meanwhile, Leody De Guzman and Norberto Gonzales both got 0.2 percent of the vote.
According to OCTA, participants were asked face-to-face the following question: Kung ang eleksyon ay gaganapin ngayon, sino sa kanila ang pinakamalamang na iboboto ninyo bilang Presidente?
(Who would you vote for President if the elections were held today?)
According to OCTA Research’s survey, Bongbong’s running mate, Mayor Sara Duterte, has maintained her lead in the vice-presidential race.
A total of 2,400 people responded to the survey, which was conducted during the same period.
Duterte scored highest in Mindanao with (82 percent), followed by Visayas (61 percent), Balanced Luzon (49 percent), and the National Capital Region (NCR) (48 percent).
Senate President Vicente Sotto III came in second with 22 percent (from 23 percent in the previous poll) while Senator Francis Pangilinan came in third with 16 percent (from 12 percent ).
Willie Ong, on the other side, received 4 percent of the vote countrywide, while Lito Atienza received 1 percent.
Other candidates got less than 1% of the vote.
Meanwhile, when asked if this would reflect in the May 9 polls, OCTA fellow Dr. Guido David reiterated that the country cannot declare a winner solely on the basis of poll findings. After that, he urged people to “go out and vote” on May 9. – WhatALife!