Business Mirror : Citing Kalye Surveys, BBM camp says he’s tearing through rivals’ bailiwicks

5 March 2022

By Business Mirror

THE Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP) said at the weekend that, based on “latest Kalye survey results,” the rivals of its standard-bearer Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. “are losing their grip even in their so-called bailiwicks,” making the survey frontrunner still the candidate to beat in the May 9 presidential elections.

“With 67 days before the elections, other candidates are losing preferences in their regions to Senator Bongbong Marcos and Mayor Inday Sara by huge margins, either by scientific surveys or through our own Kalye Survey summaries. Any deviation from all these numbers would be highly dubious at this point,” SPLAT Communications, which conducts the analytics of Kalye Survey summaries, asserted.

The latest Pulso ng Pilipinas, a summation of surveys conducted until February 24, showed Marcos enjoys a wide lead in regional clusters in Luzon that are outside his known bailiwicks of North and Central Luzon, with 45.67 percent or 15,365 of 33,646 respondents, said the Bongbong-Sara UniTeam campaign, citing SPLAT Communications. The latter dubbed the cluster as Balance of Luzon, which is composed of Calabarzon, Mimaropa, and Bicol Region.

Leni Robredo, who hails from Bicol, placed second with 6,578 or 19.55 percent, it reported.

Isko Moreno was at third with 3,041 or 9.04 percent.

Manny Pacquiao was fourth with 2,073 or 6.16 percent and Panfilo Lacson was fifth with 984 or 2.92 percent. The undecided was, however, noticeably high at 16.66 percent.

Robredo dislodges BBM in Bicol

Based on the summation per region in the said cluster, Robredo dislodged Marcos from No. 1 in the Bicol Region with 4,150 or 49.02 percent of the 8,466 respondents against Marcos’ 2,021 or 23.87 percent.

However, Marcos topped the two other clusters, Calabarzon and Mimaropa.

The Partido Federal presidential bet garnered 11,816 or 55.86 percent of the 21,152 respondents in Calabarzon; and 1,528 or 37.93 percent of 4,028 respondents in MIMAROPA.

On the other hand, Robredo was No. 2 in Calabarzon with 2,030 or 9.60 percent; however, she dropped to No. 3 in Mimaropa with 398 or 9.88 percent.

Moreno was at second place in the said region with his 405 or 10.06 percent.

“If there is one cluster of regions that VP Leni is expecting much-needed votes for her, this is it as this cluster contains her known bailiwick, the Bicol Region,” SPLAT said in its analysis.

“However, based on the data that was just presented, no large-scale support is coming … It does not take to be a mathematician or statistician to know that there is simply no way for her to even be just at par with the strength of the North and Central Luzon figures of BBM,” SPLAT pointed out.

SPLAT added that the Kalye Survey results validated an earlier result of a “scientific survey” which showed that Marcos is leading in the said region.