Business Mirror : Bongbong tops another survey with 51%; Cebu’s Partido Barug backs UniTeam

30 January 2022

By Business Mirror

PRESIDENTIAL aspirant Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos, Jr. dominated another pre-election survey, said an announcement from his camp over the weekend.

The survey, conducted by the Issues and Advocacies Center, made public on Tuesday, showed that 51 percent of the respondents would vote for Marcos Jr., the Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP) standard-bearer. It was an 8-percent increase from the December 2021 edition of the survey.

According to The Center’s director Ed Malay, the Pulso ng Pilipino survey was conducted from January 10 to 16, 2022, with 2,400 respondents.

The non-commissioned survey covered 16 cities and one municipality in the National Capital Region (NCR) and included respondents from all socio-economic classes in the surveyed areas.

The survey also showed a slugfest for the second spot as Manila Mayor Isko Moreno registered 14 percent, closely followed by Leni Robredo with 11 percent.  Sen. Manny Pacquiao completed the statistical three-way tie with 10 percent. 

Sen. Ping Lacson is in fifth place with 8 percent, while the three remaining presidential aspirants posted 1% or below single digit.

Meanwhile, the UniTeam’s chances in the 2022 elections were boosted with an endorsement from the Partido Barug founded by Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama.

Rama made the formal announcement on Wednesday with other local government officials and his close political allies.

Aside from Partido Barug, the Bakud Party headed by Danao City Mayor Ramon “Nito” Duterte Durano III earlier endorsed the 2022 election bid of the UniTeam tandem of Marcos Jr. and Davao Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio.