Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP) standard-bearer Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., again leads another non-commissoned survey released by the Issues and Advocacy Center, or the Center, showing that the public sees him as their preferred presidential candidate for the May 2022 elections.
Based on the Pulso ng Pilipino nationwide survey conducted among 2,400 respondents from September 27 to October 8, Marcos is leading the presidential race after having a nationwide tally of 23.5 percent.
Other candidates, Senator Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao garnered 19.75 percent for the second spot, followed by Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso with 18 percent, Vice President Leni Robredo with 14 percent, Sen. Panfilo Lacson with 12.50 percent, Sen. Bato dela Rosa at 7.75 percent, Ka Leodegario de Guzman with 3.25 percent and former National Security Adviser Norberto Gonzales with 1.25 percent.
The center considered the 23.5 percent rating generated by Marcos as “very significant.”
While the research group sees that there is no individual or organization who can take credit for the 23.5 percent rating of Marcos except him alone, the presidential aspirant believes that it is because of the support of his party and group supporters that he remains at the top of surveys.
Last week, Bongbong, in the 3rd Quarter survey released by PUBLiCUS Asia Inc., has emerged as the No. 1 Presidential candidate confirming the growing grassroots support for his candidacy and proving that the Kalye Surveys conducted by independent YouTube vloggers in various parts of the country consistently showed him as the top choice of the people.
“Nagpapasalamat ako sa lahat na nagsabing sila ay boboto sa akin. Maraming salamat at sana pagdating ng araw ng botohan ay nandoon tayo para marinig ang boses natin,” Marcos said.