By Kaithreen Cruz | The Manila Times
A majority of respondents in the April 2022 survey of Pulse Asia expressed preference for former senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. and his running mate, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio.
Marcos received support from 56 percent of the respondents, while Duterte-Carpio got 55 percent preference share.
Vice President Maria Leonor "Leni" Robredo remained in second place with 23 percent, followed by Senator Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao with 7 percent, Manila Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso, 4 percent and Senator Panfilo "Ping" Lacson, 2 percent.
Former Palace spokesman Ernesto Abella and Faisal Mangondato each received the support of 1 percent of the respondents, Labor leader Leodegario "Leody" De Guzman got 0.3 percent, former Defense secretary Norberto Gonzales, 0.1 percent and Jose Montemayor Jr., 0.1 percent.
In the vice presidential race, Senate President Vicente "Tito" Sotto 3rd trailed Duterte-Carpio with 18 percent. He was followed by Senator Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan with 16 percent, Dr. Willie Ong with 3 percent, and Manny Lopez, 1 percent. Buhay Party-list Rep. Jose "Lito" Atienza got 0.5 percent, former Akbayan Party-list Rep. Walden Bello, 0.4 percent, Carlos Serapio, 0.3 percent and Rizalito David, 0.1 percent.
In the senatorial race, broadcaster Raffy Tulfo and Antique Rep. Loren Legarda were the top bets at 50.4 percent and 49.4 percent preference respectively, followed by actor Robin Padilla (42.9 percent) and Taguig Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano (42.3 percent).
Pulse Asia conducted face-to-face interviews with 2,400 adults ages 18 years old and above who are registered voters and are likely to vote in the May polls.
Results of the survey have a ±2 percent error margin at the 95 percent confidence level.