By Kaithreen Cruz | The Manila Times
PRESIDENTIAL candidate Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. and running mate Sara Duterte-Carpio continued to post big leads in the nationwide survey of DZRH for April.
Marcos was the choice of 52.9 percent of the 7,560 respondents, up by 3.1 percentage points from the March survey.
He had a 28.6 percent lead over his closest opponent, Vice President Maria Leonor "Leni" Robredo, whose rating went up by 2.9 percent from the previous poll.
Trailing them were Manila Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso at 8.2 percent, Sen. Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao (5.8 percent), Sen. Panfilo "Ping" Lacson (3.6 percent), followed by a statistical tie among the remaining candidates Faisal Mangondato (0.6 percent), Jose Montemayor Jr. (0.3 percent), Labor leader Leodegario "Ka Leody" de Guzman (0.2 percent), former defense chief Norberto Gonzales (0.1 percent), and former Palace spokesman Ernesto Abella (0.1 percent).
DZRH reported that 3.9 percent of respondents were undecided about their preferred presidential candidate.
The April 18 to 19 survey was conducted following the Easter Sunday press conference of Domagoso, Lacson and Gonzales where they declared they will not be withdrawing from the race.
Among the vice presidential bets, Duterte-Carpio had a 54.2 percent rating, a 2.4 percentage point rise from the March survey.
Senate President Vicente "Tito" Sotto 3rd was second with 16.9 percent, followed by Sen. Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan (15.1 percent), and Dr. Willie Ong (6.6 percent).
In a statistical tie were Buhay party-list Rep. Jose "Lito" Atienza Jr. (1.1 percent), Carlos Serapio (0.5 percent), Manny Lopez (0.4 percent), former Akbayan party-list Rep. Walden Bello (0.2 percent), and Rizalito David (0.2 percent).
The survey found that 4.8 percent of respondents had not decided on their vice presidential bet.
In the senatorial survey, broadcaster Raffy Tulfo led with 57.92 percent, followed by Sorsogon Gov. Francis "Chiz" Escudero (44.16 percent), Antique Rep. Loren Legarda (43.19 percent), Taguig Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano (42.63 percent), former Department of Public Works and Highways secretary Mark Villar (41.57 percent), Sen. Juan Miguel "Migz" Zubiri (40.98 percent), and actor Robin Padilla (40.95 percent).
At the eighth and ninth spots, respectively, were Sen. Sherwin "Win" Gatchalian (38.56 percent) and former vice president Jejomar "Jojo" Binay (33.47).
Tied at 10th to 13th spots were Senators Emmanuel Joel Villanueva (31.35 percent) and Ana Theresia "Risa" Hontiveros (31.33 percent), and former senators and brothers Jose "Jinggoy" Estrada (30.50 percent) and Jose Victor "JV" Ejercito (30.26 percent).
The survey had a margin of error of ±1.13 percent.
The Manila Times and DZRH are partners in covering the 2022 elections.