By Edge Davao
Former senator Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr., also known as Bongbong Marcos (BBM), is the most preferred candidate for President during an online survey conducted by the Institute of Popular Opinion (IPO) of the University of Mindanao from December 21 to 28, 2021.
The survey was done among social media users, particularly the Meta (Facebook and Instagram platforms). The respondents were 1,199 at least 18 years old (at a 95 percent confidence level and plus-minus 3 percent margin of error.)
Bongbong Marcos is preferred by 44.61 percent of the respondents, followed by Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo who is the choice of 25.51 percent. City of Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso placed third with a preference rating of 14.73 percent, while Senator Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao has 3.17 percent preference rating, and Sen. Panfilo Lacson with 0.77 percent.
On the other hand, Davao City Mayor Sara is the top pick for Vice President by 52.65 percent of the respondents. She is followed by Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan by 26.54 percent of respondents, Dr. Willie Ong by 11.13 percent, Sen. Vicente III “Tito” Sotto by 1.8 percent and Congressman Jose “Lito” Atienza (0.17 percent).