By Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz | Manila Bulletin
Former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and his running mate Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte are still the leading picks for the presidential and vice presidential posts in the latest OCTA Research survey results released on Sunday, April 17.
In the Tugon ng Masa survey conducted from April 2 to 6 with 1,200 respondents, the standard-bearer of the Partido Federal ng Pilipinas received the majority of votes for president at 57 percent.
Among geographic areas, Marcos Jr. was highest in Balance Luzon at 66 percent, followed by Visayas (56 percent), Mindanao (50 percent), and Metro Manila (35 percent).
He got the most number of votes among Class D income class, with 59 percent of voter preference.
Moreover, Marcos Jr. got 51 percent of the voter preference among upper-to-middle Class ABC and 44 percent among Class E or the “poorest.”
He was trailed by Vice President Leni Robredo at 22 percent, followed by Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso (9 percent), Senator Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao (7 percent), and Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson at 4 percent.
Other presidential candidates included in the poll were former presidential spokesperson Ernie Abella (1 percent), businessman Faisal Mangondato (0.1 percent), labor leader Leody de Guzman (0.1 percent), and former Defense chief Norberto Gonzales (0.001 percent).
The remaining 1 percent were still undecided, refused to name their candidate, or were not inclined to vote for any presidential candidate.
Sara still top VP contender
In the same survey, Duterte also maintained her lead with a vote share of 57 percent.
Trailing Duterte were fellow vice presidential hopefuls Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III (23 percent), Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan (12 percent), and Doc Willie Ong (7 percent).
The other vice presidential candidates registered less than 1 percent of the voter preference.
They were Buhay party-list Rep. Lito Atienza (0.7 percent), Manny Lopez (0.1 percent), Wladen Bello (0.1 percent), Rizalito David (0.02 percent), and Carlos Serapio (zero).
Only 0.4 percent were still undecided, refused to name their candidate, or were not inclined to vote for any vice-presidential candidate.