Business Mirror : BBM camp cheered by Publicus Asia poll results; Splat Comms claims ‘game over’ 

18 March 2022

By Business Mirror

PUBLICUS Asia’s Pahayag Survey latest results showing a 55-percent voters’ preference rating for presidential frontrunner former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. less than two months before the May 9, 2022 elections “is very humbling and inspires us to work even harder,” his campaign team said Friday.

“The consistent upward trajectory of Bongbong Marcos is a remarkable proof that an overwhelming number of Filipinos have embraced his message of unity, the call to look into the future, work towards nation building and meet the collective aspirations of our people and once again occupy our rightful place as Filipinos in the community of nations,” Atty. Vic Rodriguez, the former senators’ Chief of Staff and Spokesperson, said in a statement.

At the same time, however, Rodriguez called on UniTeam supporters “not to be complacent until every vote is cast and every ballot accounted for on election day.”

‘Game over’—Splat Comms

Meanwhile, an information and statistical data provider has made a fearless forecast that the game is over, claiming Filipinos have already spoken even before the first ballot is cast.

Splat Comms made this assessment after results of Kalye Surveys showed the Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP) standard-bearer amassing 54.2 percent in the latest Kalye survey results.

Based on the summation of Kalye Surveys conducted nationwide from March 1 to 15 with 3,000 respondents, Marcos’ 54.2 percent is way ahead of his rivals as the race enters the homestretch.

He is followed by Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo with a measly 13.4 percent.

These latest developments, it said, bolstered the results from other polling firms like Pulse Asia, Publicus, SWS, OCTA Research, DZRH, showing Marcos leading over his rivals.

Manny Pacquiao is third with 8.5 percent, while Isko Domagoso is close behind him with 8 percent.

Panfilo Lacson placed fifth with 1.8 percent.

Splat Communications, an information and statistical data provider that works jointly with consulting firm Simplified Strategic Solutions (to produce the Kalye Survey tallies, said the undecided was at 13.23 percent.

“It’s really game over, folks … Even before the first ballot is cast, the Filipinos have spoken—game over,” Splat said.

It added that there was a +/- 1.79 percent margin of error and the confidence level was at 95 percent.

Based on the Kalye Surveys at the National Capital Region, BBM obtained 58 percent; Domagoso had 29 percent; Robredo tallied 8 percent; Pacquiao had 2.7 percent, and Lacson got 1.3 percent. Undecided was at 1 percent.

In the Balance of Luzon, which covered regions from the Cordillera Administrative Region and Ilocos Region to the Bicol Region, BBM scored 55.2 percent; Robredo had 18.9 percent; Domagoso had 7.3 percent; Pacquiao got 2.6 percent, and Lacson got 2 percent.

The undecided was at 14.1 percent.

Marcos also led in the Visayas with 40.1 percent.

Pacquiao and Robredo were statistically tied for second and third spots with 15.3 percent and 14.4 percent, respectively.

Domagoso followed with 4.9 percent; Lacson was last with 2.2 percent. Undecided was at 23 percent.

In Mindanao, Marcos was also leading huge with 61.3 percent.

Pacquiao was second with 17.5 percent; Domagoso was third with 6.8 percent. Robredo and Lacson occupied the fourth and last spot with 3.8 percent and 1.3 percent, respectively.

Undecided was at 9.4 percent.

“Former Senator Ferdinand ‘BBM’ Marcos Jr. maintains his nationwide majority preference share at 54.2 percent. He ranked first in all cluster of regions except for the Visayas where his preference share fell before the majority zone,” Splat said.

“However, he still has a comfortable 24 percent lead points over his nearest opponent,” Splat added.