By Michael Punongbayan | One News
Majority of the 1,200 registered voters interviewed said they would vote for presidential aspirant and former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos and his running mate, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, in the 2022 polls.
Former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. continues to show a commanding lead against his fellow presidential bets for the 2022 presidential elections after he again dominated a 2021 fourth-quarter survey by the OCTA Research group.
Marcos’ running mate, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio also led the poll held nationwide from Dec. 7 to 12 where some 1,200 registered voters were interviewed and asked who they would vote for if the elections were held now.
Based on the survey results, Marcos got a 54% overall voter preference, beating all other presidential candidates in Metro Manila, Balance Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao and in all socioeconomic classes.
The OCTA Research survey showed Vice President Leni Robredo placing a far second with a voter preference of only 14% followed by Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso with 12%.
Sen. Manny Pacquiao came in fourth with 10%, followed by Sen. Panfilo “Ping” Lacson (5%), former presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella (0.02%) and labor rights activist Leody de Guzman (0.001%).
Six percent of the survey respondents refused to answer or are still undecided, while 4% said they prefer none of the presidential aspirants.
For vice president, the poll showed Carpio getting a 50% voter preference, beating all other vice presidential aspirants in balance Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, and in all socioeconomic classes.
Interestingly, Senate President Vicente Sotto III had a higher score than her in Metro Manila with a 49% voter preference against Carpio’s 40%.
Overall, however, Sotto came in second with 33% followed by Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan (9%), Dr. Willie Ong (4%), former Manila mayor Lito Atienza (1%), and former congressman Walden Bello (0.07%).
Six percent of those who participated in the vice presidential survey also refused to answer or claimed that they have yet to make a decision, while 1% said they prefer none of the vice presidential bets.
OCTA Research’s Tugon ng Masa independent and non-commissioned national survey also showed Raffy Tulfo leading the list of preferred senatorial candidates with a 66% preference.
Tulfo was followed by former senators Francis “Chiz” Escudero and Alan Peter Cayetano, both with 60%, former senator Loren Legarda (58%), former senator Juan Miguel Zubiri (57%) and former vice president Jejomar Binay (48%).
Completing the top 12 were former public works secretary Mark Villar with 48%, President Duterte (47%, although he has already withdrawn his candidacy for senator), former senator Jinggoy Estrada (39%), Sen. Win Gatchalian (38%), actor Robin Padilla (37%), and Sen. Joel Villanueva (33%).
Trailing at 13th to 18th places in the survey were Sen. Risa Hontiveros and former senator JV Ejercito, both with 32%, former senator Antonio Trillanes IV (31%), former senator Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan II and former presidential spokesman Harry Roque (both 26%) and former Quezon City mayor Herbert Bautista (23%).
Meanwhile, Marcos said he would be providing more aid to individuals affected by Typhoon Odette.
In a statement, the son and namesake of the late dictator said he would be providing assistance and basic necessities to those affected by Typhoon Odette.
Aside from food and electricity, he also underscored that those affected need potable water. – With Ralph Edwin Villanueva