By Rey E. Requejo | Manila Standard
Days after the official kick-off of political campaigning for national elective positions in the 2022 polls, the latest results of the preference survey conducted by the Social Weather Station showed presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. still dominating the ratings game.
In a press statement, the Marcos camp said the latest SWS commissioned survey from January 28 to 31 showed that the former senator enjoys a firm grip on the top spot and has even gained seven percentage points after increasing his numbers from 43 percent in October 2021 to 50 percent in January 2022.
In second place is Vice President Leni Robredo with 19 percent.
Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso and Senator Manny Pacquiao were tied for 3rd and 4th respectively with 11 percent each, while Senator Panfilo Lacson has 6 percent.
Robredo recorded 20 percent in October but went down by one percentage point to 19 percent in January, which reflected a -1% fall.
Earlier this week, poll results from independent groups—Laylo Research Strategies and Tangere—showed Marcos was even leading in Robredo’s traditional bailiwick, the Bicol Region.
Laylo’s result in Bicol from its January 2022 survey had Marcos leading with 51 percent as compared to Robredo’s 33 percent.
In a January 2022 survey by Tangere, the country’s biggest online market research panel, Marcos led all presidential candidates in Bicol with 45.27 percent voters’ preference as compared to Robredo’s 25.57 percent.