Journal News Online : Bongbong most trusted presidential candidate

6 March 2022

By Ryan Ponce Pacpaco | Journal News Online

Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP) standard bearer Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. is the most trusted presidential candidate in the fast-approaching 2022 national elections, according to 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’ trust rating is 47 points ahead of the nearest contender, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno, who only 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 asked who could best continue the good things started by President Rodrigo Duterte, Marcos emerged as the top choice of the respondents, with 64% 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, namely 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 Pres. Rodrigo Duterte, with 59% of the respondents affirming this.

Even Marcos’ number of ‘hard voters,’ or those who will not change their mind in voting for him, have remained steady at 56%.

It only shows that a large chunk of the voting public has decided and will no longer be swayed even by underhanded tactics.

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