Bongbong tops latest Pulse Asia survey with 60%; stays as Pinoys’ runaway choice for president

14 March 2022

PRESIDENTIAL frontrunner Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos is still the Filipino people's top choice as the country's next leader based on the latest survey results of Pulse Asia Research, Inc.

According to Pulse Asia's latest Pulso ng Bayan pre-electoral national survey conducted from February 18 to 23, 2022, Bongbong solidified his lead by 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%.

The Pulse Asia survey also showed Marcos’ continued dominance in all major voting areas, where he even gained more support in some locations.

In the National Capital Region (NCR), he posted a 66% voter preference, a jump of 9% percent from 57% in January of this year.

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

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

The Pulse Asia survey results also confirmed that the 'Solid North' voting bloc remains united behind the presidential bid of Marcos.

With less than two months before the 2022 national elections, most of Marcos’ opponents were still having a hard time sending their message that would resonate with Filipinos, which would explain why they could not seem to connect with them.

Marcos, on the other hand, despite all the vitriol and disparaging remarks thrown against him have refused to engage in gutter politics and opted to stick with his message of healing and unifying leadership.

Political pundits say that the negative campaigning was unable to erode the trust and confidence of the Filipino people in him.

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

Marcos and his running-mate, Inday Sara Duterte, have pledged early on in the election trail not to engage in negative campaigning even as they become the subject of a massive disinformation campaign in the runup to the election.

Both candidates have pledged to push for the country's quick recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic by first achieving unity among Filipinos.  They believe this is the crucial first step towards economic progress and development.

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FILIPINO VERSION

BONGBONG 60%,  UNA PA RIN SA PULSE ASIA SURVEY; LENI NALAGLAG PA SA 15%

NANANATILING nangunguna si presidential frontrunner Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. bilang susunod na lider ng bansa base sa pinakahuling survey ng Pulse Asia Research Inc.

Ayon sa pinakahuling Pulso ng Bayan pre-electoral national survey ng Pulse Asia na isinagawa nitong Pebrero 18-23, mas naging solido pa ang malaking lamang ni Marcos sa mga katunggali.

Ito ay matapos siyang makakuha ng 60% voter preference. Aabot naman sa 45% ang lamang ni Marcos sa kanyang katunggali na si Leni Robredo na nakakuha ng 15%.

Bumaba pa ang bilang ni Robredo ng isang puntos kumpara sa kanyang 16 porsyento noong Enero.

Pangatlo si Isko Domagoso na mayroong 10 %, Manny Pacquiao  8 %, at Ping Lacson 2 %.

Lumabas din sa pinakahuling Pulse Asia survey na solido at malaki ang lamang ni Marcos sa lahat ng malalaking voting population areas.

Sa National Capital Region (NCR), nakakuha si Marcos ng 66% voter preference, o tumaas ng siyam na porsyento mula sa kanyang 57% nitong Enero.

Maging ang 68% voter preference ni Marcos sa Mindanao ay tumaas ng dalawang porsyento, mula sa 66% niya nitong Enero.

Samantala, nananatili ring matatag ang voter preference ni Marcos sa Balance Luzon na mayroong 58% at 53% sa Mindanao.

Nakumpirma rin ang “Solid North” voting bloc sa nasabing survey.

Paniwala ng ilang mga political expert, tila hindi umuubra ang mga “negative campaign” laban kay Marcos ng kanyang mga katunggali.

Sa kabilang banda, ang kanyang katunggali na si Robredo ay patuloy ang pagsadsad ng mga numero sa iba’t ibang rehiyon.

Nakapagtala si Marcos ng 74 %sa CAR; 82% sa Region 1; at 86 %  sa Region 2.

Habang si Robredo ay sumadsad ng 1 porsyento sa CAR; 7 porsyento sa Region 1 at 6 porsyento sa Region 2.

Lamang din ng malaki si Marcos sa Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) matapos makakuha ng 47% voter preference.

Nauna nang iginiit ni Marcos at kanyang running-mate na si Inday Sara Duterte na hindi sila makikilahok sa maruming pulitika o batuhan ng putik ngayong halalan sa kabila ng mga patuloy na banat at pagbira sa kanila.

Kapwa itinutulak ng UniTeam ang mapagkaisang pamumuno kasabay ng pagbangon ng bansa mula sa pandemya.

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