MANILA, PHILIPPINES — Based on the latest Pulse Asia pre-election survey results released on Wednesday, April 6, former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and his vice-presidential candidate, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, remained the top contenders.
The survey, which included 2,400 participants aged 18 and over, was conducted from March 17 to 21 and released on Wednesday, April 6.
Marcos continues to dominate in Metro Manila, with 64%, 54% in Balance of Luzon, 48% in Visayas, and 62 % in Mindanao. Robredo, on the other hand, received 17% in Metro Manila, 30% in Balance Luzon, 28% in Visayas, and 14% in Mindanao.
According to the latest Pulse poll, if elections were held within the survey period, 56% of voters would choose Marcos Jr. as president, down four points from his February 2022 numbers.
On the other hand, Vice President Leni Robredo’s support has risen nine percentage points to 24% from 15% in February.
According to Pulse Asia, Marcos’ electoral support dropped in Class D (-5 percentage points), whereas Robredo’s vote numbers climbed not just in the Philippines as a whole (+9%), but also in the remainder of Luzon (+14 percentage points), Mindanao (+9%), and Class D (+10 % points).
These are the other presidential contenders registered voter preferences of at most 8% – Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso (8%), Senator Manny Pacquiao (6%), Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson (2%), businessman Faisal Mangondato (1%), former Palace spokesperson Ernesto Abella (0.1%), cardiologist Jose Montemayor Jr. (0.05%), labor rights activist Leody De Guzman (0.02%), and former Defense chief Norberto Gonzales (0%).
Pulse Asia Vice-Presidential Survey
Sara Duterte-Carpio, vice presidential candidate and mayor of Davao City, increased her advantage over Senate President Vicente Sotto III in the latest Pulse Asia poll issued on Wednesday.
Duterte-Carpio received 56% of the votes in the survey, which was conducted from March 17 to 21, increasing three percentage points from her February score.
Duterte-Carpio also gained well in her home province of Mindanao, according to the polls, with 83% of respondents voting for her. She also won in Metro Manila with 56%, Balance Luzon with 44%, and Visayas with 50%.
Meanwhile, Sotto dropped four percentage points from February to March, from 24%to 20 %.
Sotto received 24% in Metro Manila, 22% in the rest of Luzon, 26% in Visayas, and 8% in Mindanao.
Senator Francis Pangilinan (15%), physician Doc Willie Ong (5%), and Buhay party-list Rep. Lito Atienza (1%), all behind Duterte-Carpio and Sotto in the poll.
“The rest of likely voters are undecided about whom to elect as the next Philippine vice-president (2%), are not voting for any candidate for the post (1%), or refuse to identify their choice for vice president (0.4%),” Pulse Asia stated.
“For the period February 2022 to March 2022, the only marked changes in first-choice voter preferences for vice-president are recorded by Senate President Sotto and Senator Pangilinan. Support for the former eases in the rest of Luzon (-9 percentage points) while the reverse occurs in the latter’s case (+9 percentage points),” it added. – WhatALife! / Francis