By Ryan Ponce Pacpaco | Journal News Online
ANOTHER pre-election preference survey has confirmed Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP) standard-bearer Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr.’s frontrunner position among the presidential hopefuls in the upcoming 2022 elections.
The survey, conducted by the Issues and Advocacies Center, made public on Tuesday, showed that 51% of the respondents would vote for Marcos Jr., an 8% increase from the December 2021 edition of the survey.
According to The Center’s director Ed Malay, the Pulso ng Pilipino survey was conducted from January 10 to 16, 2022, with 2,400 respondents.
The non-commissioned survey covered 16 cities and one municipality in the National Capital Region (NCR) and included respondents from all socio-economic classes in the surveyed areas.
The survey also showed a slugfest for the second spot as Manila Mayor Isko Moreno registered 14%, closely followed by Leni Robredo with 11%. Sen. Manny Pacquiao completed the statistical three-way tie with 10%.
Sen. Ping Lacson is in fifth place with 8%, while the three remaining presidential aspirants posted 1% or below single digit.
Meanwhile, the UniTeam’s chances in the 2022 elections were further enhanced after the Partido Barug founded by Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama endorsed the formidable tandem.
Mayor Rama himself made the formal announcement on Wednesday with other local government officials and his close political allies.
Aside from Partido Barug, the Bakud Party headed by Danao City Mayor Ramon “Nito” Duterte Durano III had also endorsed the 2022 election bid of the UniTeam.