Journal News Online : BBM Camp: Numbers don’t lie, Marcos leading far ahead

13 February 2022

By Ryan Ponce Pacpaco | Journal News Online

In all surveys

THE latest Pulse Asia survey results where presidential candidate Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. received 60% pre-election voters’ preference score confirm what we already know all this time, that the UniTeam standard-bearer is leading far ahead and by a very wide margin from the other presidentiables.”

Thus said Atty. Vic Rodriguez, Chief of Staff and Spokesman of presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos, after Marcos Jr. and his running mate Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte continued to be the frontrunners for the May 9 polls, according to the latest Pulse Asia survey released on Sunday.

Rodriguez stressed that the Pulse Asia Pulso ng Bayan Pre-electoral Survey results reinforce the numbers of the other survey firms, the latest of which was the Laylo Research mega polls where Marcos received 64% voters’ preference rating.

Marcos spokesman added that other survey firms like the Tangere, Social Weather Station, OCTA Research Tugon ng Masa surveys, Publicus, Issues and Advocacies Center, among others, also came out with almost similar results.

“Even the informal DZRH, RMN and nationwide Kalye Surveys, bring forward similar data, underscoring the very positive reception of the populace towards Marcos’ candidacy for president. Numbers don’t lie, and it is really humbling to know that our message for national unity is resonating among the overwhelming majority of the Filipino people. Indeed, we are gladdened to know that Filipinos are now ready to unite as a people, a signal that the Philippines is geared to claim her greatness, once again,” said Rodriguez.

Marcos’ score rose to 60% in the Jan. 19-24 survey from 53% in the Pulse Asia December 2021 survey.

The late dictator’s son still holds a wide gap over Vice President Leni Robredo, who is in far second with 16%. She received a lower rating than her 20% tally in the December 2021 survey.

Marcos, a former Ilocos Norte governor and senator, secured the majority of support in all of the country’s major island groups, with Mindanao being the highest at 66%.

The survey also showed Marcos receiving majority of support in socioeconomic classes D (61%) and E (56%), but his numbers went down in the C class from 53% in December 2021 to 50% in January 2022.

Boxer-turned-politician Manny Pacquiao and Manila Mayor Isko Moreno are tied at the third spot with 8% each, while Senator Ping Lacson completed the top five with 4%.

Moreno topped the separate Pulse Asia survey for second choice for presidential candidates with 24% followed by Lacson and Pacquiao (14% each), Robredo (13%), and Marcos (10%).

In the vice presidential race, Duterte’s survey score increased from 46% in December 2021 to 50% in January 2022. With CNN Philippines