Business Mirror : Laylo poll: Bongbong most trusted presidential bet in ‘22

7 March 2022

By Business Mirror

PARTIDO Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP) stan­dard-bearer Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. is the most trusted presiden­tial candidate in the fast-approaching 2022 national elections, his campaign team said at the weekend, citing the results of a survey released recently.

In the latest iteration of Laylo Research’s presidential voter preference survey, Mar­cos obtained a net trust rating of +59, indicating a deep moti­vation among Filipino voters to elect him potentially as the country’s first majority presi­dent in the forthcoming polls.

Marcos’s trust rating is 47 points ahead of the nearest contender, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno, who got a +12 rating.

Following Moreno are Sen. Ping Lacson with -8, Leni Robredo with -15, and Sen. Manny Pacquiao with -19.

The UniTeam presidential bet’s trust rating across the major voting areas is in a dif­ferent class altogether, with +59 in the National Capital Region (NCR), +78 in North / Central Luzon, +40 in South Luzon, +46 in the Visayas, and +70 in Mindanao.

When people were asked who could best continue the good things started by President Duterte, Marcos emerged as the top choice of the respondents, with 64 percent saying he is the man for the job.

Marcos and his running-mate Inday Sara Duterte have pledged to continue the flag­ship projects started by the Duterte administration, no­tably the Build, Build, Build program to spur the country’s economic recovery.

Survey respondents also see Marcos as the candidate who can probably do more than Duterte, with 59 percent of the respondents affirming this.

Even Marcos’s number of “hard voters,” or those who will not change their mind in voting for him, has remained steady at 56 percent.

It only shows, said his campaign team, that a large chunk of the voting public has decided and will no longer be swayed to shift to another candidate.

Also, in this survey, Mar­cos garnered a 63-percent voter preference, which is 46 percent higher than his near­est rival.

Laylo Research did the fieldwork for the survey from February 14 to 21, 2022, and utilized 3,000 respondents.