Journal News Online : Marcos votes still solid

News & Interviews
14 July 2021

By Journal News Online

Bongbong’s high rating in surveys attributed to solid credential, legacy

FORMER Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. is among Filipinos’ top choices to become the country’s president from 2022 to 2028.

This is because Marcos, or BBM, remains one of the top presidential bets as shown by Pulse Asia’s latest survey.

In the survey conducted from June 7 to 16, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte – Carpio ended up as number 1 in the list with 32 percentage points.

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno placed second with 29 percent.

Marcos got the third spot after the respondents gave him 18 percentage points.

Senator Emmanuel Pacquiao was junked to the fourth row for a 13% score.

Their names remained part of the leading presidential bets since the survey launched was last December 2020

Their names are getting ‘hot items’ everyday in the media, excluding Marcos.

The names of Duterte – Carpio, Moreno and Pacquiao are “very visible” in the media because of their views on various issues.

Another point, the three are incumbent officials.

Marcos got hit by the media only on matters connected with his electoral protest against the supposed highly irregular victory of Robredo.

Marcos has no government position.

However, Marcos has consistently placed either in the second, or third place, in all the presidential surveys that started last December, 2020.

Noticeably, Marcos’ score in the latest survey was very close to Moreno who appeared to be a “regular customer” in the tabloids and social media.

Marcos got a high score in the National Capital Region (NCR).

He received significant points from the Balance of Luzon.

According to a number of political operators, Marcos must make a decisive move in order to boot Moreno out of the top two position in the survey and even make it at par with Duterte – Carpio.

They asserted that Marcos must put up his “media group” like what other presidential candidates have started to do several months back, or even several years already.

Interestingly, Robredo, Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go and Senator Panfilo Lacson received poor scores despite their high visibility in the newspapers, radio, television and social media.

Former Senator Antonio “Sonny’ Trillanes IV and Senator Richard Gordon who have announced their willingness to run for president never made it to the presidential surveys even with a .1% point.

This only showed that the public have junked Trillanes and Gordon.