Manila Bulletin : No movement in latest pres’l, VP races as Marcos-Duterte tandem maintains lead — PUBLiCUS survey

8 April 2022

By Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz | Manila Bulletin

Former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte remained the most preferred presidential and vice presidential bets, respectively, for the May 2022 elections, based on the latest independent and non-commissioned survey by PUBLiCUS.

The Pahayag 2022 first quarter survey results released on Friday, April 8, showed “no movement in the presidential and vice presidential races between the second week of March and the first week of April, with all candidates failing to record statistically significant increases in their respective vote shares against the survey’s 3 percent margin of error.”

Marcos maintained his lead in the presidential race, earning the support of 56 percent of the 1,500 registered voters who took part in the survey.

Vice President Ma. Leonor “Leni” Robredo came in second place with 23 percent of the vote, followed by Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso at 9 percent.

PUBLiCUS noted that Marcos, Robredo, and Domagoso notched statistically insignificant vote share increases of 1 percent, 2 percent, and 1 percent, respectively, as compared to their numbers during the March 9-14, 2022 PUBLiCUS survey.

Only 5 percent of voters said they were still undecided about their presidential vote.

Meanwhile, Marcos’ running mate, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, also maintained her lead with a vote share of 58 percent.

Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan (15 percent), Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III (11 percent), and “Doc Willie” Ong (9 percent) came in a three-way statistical tie for third place considering the 3 percent margin of error.

“Duterte-Carpio and Sotto notched negligible 1 percent increases compared to their vote shares on the March 9 to 14 survey. Pangilinan earned a negligible 2 percent increase, while Ong’s numbers dropped slightly by 2 percent,” PUBLiCUS said.

Only 6 percent of voters said they were still undecided about their vice presidential vote.

The survey, which has 1,500 respondents, was conducted from March 30 to April 6, 2022.

PUBLiCUS said the final survey panel was restricted to registered voters.