BBM’s 66% makes him runaway winner in NCR; Leni, Isko fall huge in Metro Manila

19 March 2022

THE Pulse Asia Research, Inc. noticed a big shift of voters’ preference for presidential frontrunner Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. at the National Capital Region (NCR) after he posted 66 percent in its February survey, a jump of nine percent from 57 percent in January last month.

In an interview with ANC News Channel, Pulse Asia Research Director Ana Tabunda, said they noticed a huge increase in voter preference for Marcos after the dismissal of several disqualification cases before the Commission on Elections (Comelec), and even after he opted to skip several presidential forums.

“More are considering him (Marcos) in NCR, Leni Robredo’s voter preference in NCR declined by two percentage. There could have been some shift to Bongbong Marcos,” Tabunda said.

Leni Robredo was distant second in NCR with 18 percent or a drop of two percent from her January survey while Isko Domagoso, only got 13 percent or a drop of 10 percent from his previous number in January.

The increase of Marcos number could be attributed to the dismissal of several disqualification cases against him before the Comelec.

“It’s a possible factor,” Tabunda briefly noted.

When asked about Marcos’ failure to attend in several forums, she answered: “Well the strategy (not to attend forums) is not hurting him (Marcos), that’s for sure.”

Marcos' voter preference of 68% in Mindanao also showed a 2% increase, up from 66% in January 2022.

The February 18-23 survey solidified Marcos’ lead after posting a 60% voter preference, pulling ahead of his closest rival by 45% lead margin.

Way behind Marcos are Leni Robredo, who posted 15%, followed by Isko Domagoso with 10%, Manny Pacquiao with 8%, and Ping Lacson with 2%.

Meanwhile, Marcos’ voter preference in other areas remained ironclad, with 58% in Balance Luzon and 53% in Mindanao.

In contrast, his rival Robredo is failing miserably to even reach double-digit numbers in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), Region 1 and Region 2. 

A clear sign that grassroots support for her is next to non-existent in these areas.

Marcos posted 74% in CAR, 82% in Region 1, and 86% in Region 2. 

On the other hand, Robredo only had 1% in CAR, 7% In Region 1, and 6% in Region 2. 

Marcos also enjoys full support from the people in the areas covered by the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) as he registered a 47% voter preference there.

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PINANSIN ng Pulse Asia Research, Inc. ang malaking paglipat ng voters’ preference para kay presidential frontrunner Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. sa National Capital Region (NCR) matapos siyang makakuha ng 66 porsyento sa survey nitong Pebrero, o tumaas ng siyam na porsyento kumpara sa 57 porsyento niya nitong Enero.

Sa panayam ng ANC News Channel, sinabi ni Pulse Asia Research Director, Ana Tabunda, na kapansin-pansin ang malaking pagtaas sa voter preference ni Marcos matapos ma-dismiss ang kanyang mga disqualification cases sa Commission on Elections (Comelec), at kahit pa nga hindi siya dumalo sa ilang mga presidential forum.

“More are considering him (Marcos) in NCR, Leni Robredo’s voter preference in NCR declined by two percent. There could have been some shift to Bongbong Marcos,” ani Tabunda.

Si Leni Robredo ay nasa malayong pangalawang pwesto sa NCR na mayroong 18 porsyento ngayong Pebrero o mas mababa ng dalawang porsyento sa kanyang numero nitong Enero habang si Isko Domagoso naman ay nakakuha lamang ng 13 porsyento at bumagsak ng 10 porsyento kumpara sa kanyang bilang nitong Enero.

Malaki umano ang posibilidad na ang pagtaas ng bilang ni Marcos ay may kaugnayan sa mga na-dimiss na disqualification cases sa kanya sa Comelec.

“It’s a possible factor,” ayon sa maiksing tugon ni Tabunda.

Nang tanungin naman siya kung nakaapekto ang mga hindi niya pagdalo sa presidential forum sumagot siya na, “Well the strategy (not to attend forums) is not hurting him (Marcos), that’s for sure.”

Sa kabuuan, sa Pulse Asia survey nitong Pebrero 18-23, lumalabas na 45 porsyento ang lamang ni Marcos sa kanyang pinakamalapit na katunggali matapos siyang makakuha ng 60 porsyentong voter preference.

Nasa malayong pangalawa si Leni Robredo na nakakuha lamang ng 15 porsyento, sinundan ni Isko sa 10 porsyento, Manny Pacquiao, walong porsyento at Ping Lacson dalawang porsyento.

Ang 68 porsyento ni Marcos sa Mindanao ay tumaas din ng dalawang porsyento mula sa kanyang 66 porsyentong nakuha nitong Enero.

Nananatili ring matatag ang mga numero ni Marcos sa ibang lugar tulad ng Balanced Luzon na mayroong 58 porsyento at Mindanao, 53 porsyento.

Nananitili ring matatag ang tinaguriang “Solid North” voting bloc para kay Marcos at tila hindi naapektuhan sa mga pahayag ng kampo ni Robredo na nabubuwag na ang tinaguriang “Solid North.”

Nakakuha si Marcos ng 74 porsyento sa CAR, 82 porsyento sa Region 1, at 86 porysento sa Region 2. 

Si Robredo ay mayroong lamang isang porsyento sa CAR, pitong porsyento sa Region 1, at anim na porsyento sa Region 2, malinaw na malayong-malayo ang kanyang numero sa mga lugar na kinabibilangan ng tinaguirang “Solid North.”