THE Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP) standard-bearer, Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos, Jr., took the lead in the face-to-face election survey conducted by radio station DZRH of the Manila Broadcasting Company (MBC), according to a report by the former senator’s camp.
Marcos Jr. got 49.2 percent of the votes from the 7,614 respondents in the survey. In far second was Leni Robredo with 16.2 percent; followed by Manila Mayor Isko Moreno at third spot with 10.4 percent.
In the fourth spot was Sen. Manny Pacquiao with 8.2 percent; Sen. Bong Go with 5.8 percent; Sen. Ping Lacson with 4.9 percent; Ret. Gen. Antonio Parlade with 0.5 percent and Leody de Guzman with 0.3 percent, said the press release citing the survey results.
The DZRH noted that 4.5 percent of the respondents are undecided.
Nerisa Nunag, MBC research director, said the face-to-face election survey dubbed ‘Desisyon 2022’ was conducted in 17 regions covering Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao on December 11-12.v
Nunag believes the influential Solid North voting bloc still could be responsible for Marcos Jr.’s big lead against other aspirants, especially in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) and Ilocos region.
Marcos Jr.’s performance in recent surveys also showed that Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte’s decision to run as his runningmate helped create a synergistic tandem, according to the Marcos camp.
This complementary effect was evident in the wide margin of lead Marcos Jr. registered in the Davao region and Cagayan Valley, according to the DZRH survey.
Although he is from the North, Marcos obtained the lion’s share of votes in Mindanao, with 56 percent choosing him compared to Leni’s 13.5 percent.
Nunag explained that all respondents in their F2F survey were registered voters and they were asked this question: “Kung ngayon gaganapin ang eleksiyon, sino ang inyong iboboto [If elections were held today, who would you vote for]?”
“Tayo ay nagbigay ng sample ballot. Nandun nakasulat ang mga tumatakbong kandidato….ang mga respondents, sila ang nag-shade ng pipiliing kandidato [We gave a sample ballot. The names of candidates were listed there. The respondents shaded their choices],” said Nunag.
The BBM-Sara UniTeam said earlier it advocates a unifying style of leadership, seeing unity as the path to progress and recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.