According to Pulse Asia’s latest election survey, five months before the 2022 national elections, the Marcos-Duterte tandem is the Filipinos’ top choice for the two highest offices in the land.
According to a survey conducted from December 1 to 6 and released on December 22, more than half of Filipino adults (53 percent) support former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. for president, while 45 percent support Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte as the country’s next vice president.
Marcos, who is facing several disqualification petitions before the Commission on Elections, received the highest ratings in Mindanao (64%) and the National Capital Region (61%).
Vice President Leni Robredo comes in second place among presidential candidates, with 20% of the vote, up from 8% in June.
At 8%, Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso was in second place. Manny Pacquiao and Panfilo Lacson, both senators, received 6% of the vote.
According to Pulse Asia, former NTF-ELCAC spokesperson Antonio Parlade Jr., former Department of National Defense Secretary Norberto Gonzalez, and labor leader Leody de Guzman “receive almost no support (nearly nil to 0.01 percent)” from the electorate.
In the 2022 presidential elections, about 3% of Filipino adults are still undecided about who to vote for.
Vice Presidential Race
According to Pulse Asia, about 45 percent of registered voters would vote for Sara Duterte if elections were held at the time the poll was conducted.
Duterte initially stated that she would not run for a national position in the 2022 elections, but later changed her mind, scrapping her reelection campaign in Davao City and filing her certificate of candidacy in November, eventually teaming up with Marcos as her running mate.
According to polls, the majority of her supporters, 82 percent, hail from Mindanao. She also received 45 percent in the National Capital Region, 38 percent in Visayas, and 29 percent in Luzon.
Senate President Vicente Sotto III received 31% of the vote, with support almost evenly distributed across the country. In addition, he is the second-choice vice presidential candidate. Senator Francis Pangilinan is in second place with 12% of the vote.
Dr. Willie Ong (6 percent) and Buhay party-list Rep. Lito Atienza were among the candidates who received single-digit voter preferences (1 percent ). Walden Bello, a former Akbayan party-list representative, received less than 1% of the vote.
Nine of the senatorial candidates are members of Congress, either currently or previously.
With 64.1 percent of the vote, Taguig-Pateros Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano was elected as the top senatorial candidate in the Philippines. Raffy Tulfo, the previous leader in the September poll, came in second with 60% of the vote.
Antique Representative Loren Legarda received 58.7% of the vote, followed by Sorsogon Governor Francis Escudero (53.9%) and Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar (51.3%).
Completing the “Magic 12” most preferred candidates are the following:
- Sen Juan Miguel Zubiri — 49.4%
- Former Vice President Jejomar Binay — 44.7%
- Senator Joel Villanueva — 41.6%
- Senator Sherwin Gatchalian — 40.41%
- President Rodrigo Duterte (who recently dropped his senatorial bid) — 35.8%
- Actor Robin Padilla — 35.6%
- Senator Risa Hontiveros — 35.5%
Former senator Gringo Honasan (30.5 percent), former senator Antonio Trillanes IV (27 percent), Senator Richard Gordon (23.2 percent), and former Quezon City mayor Herbert Bautista are among those on the periphery of the Top 12. (21.9 percent ).
The face-to-face nationwide survey was conducted with 2,400 respondents aged 18 and up, according to Pulse Asia. At a 95% confidence level, the survey has a 2 percent error margin.
Bongbong Marcos, Sara Duterte top latest Pulse Asia voter survey, while Robredo improves|Philstar