Bongbong retains lead in new Pulse Asia survey

Despite the all-out campaign to stop his vice presidential bid, Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr. retained his lead for the vice presidency, a new Pulse Asia survey showed.

In an ABS-CBN commissioned survey conducted from February 16 to 27, 2016, the week of the People Power 30th anniversary celebrations, of 5,200 respondents aged 18 years and above with biometrics, Marcos retained his lead at 26 percent. He is tied with fellow Senator Francis Escudero who obtained the same rating but representing a drop of 3 percentage points from an earlier Pulse Asia survey conducted February 15 to 20, 2016.

Marcos’ 26 percent rating remained unchanged from the same February 15 to 20 survey.

They were followed by Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo at 18 percent, Senator Allan Peter Cayetano at 13 percent, Senator Gringo Honasan at 6 percent and Senator Antonio Trillanes at 5 percent.

In a statement, Marcos said while he is thankful for the positive response he has been getting despite the negative campaigning, he remains focused on his getting message of national unity across the country.

“We are happy with the way things are going for us but our focus is really on the campaign and getting more people to hear what we have to say and our plans for the country. Hopefully more people get to accept our message of national unity,” he said.

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