The Manila Times : Marcos is top pick in 40 of 45 provinces -- poll

23 April 2022

By Catherine S. Valente | The Manila Times

FORTY out of 45 of the country's provinces want Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. to be president, according to the latest Kalye Surveys released on Saturday.

Based on the latest Kalye Survey summaries presented by SPLAT Communications, Marcos got either majority preference shares or top preference shares in 40 out of 45 provinces nationwide where data were already available.

There were 150,063 respondents as of April 20 in the Kalye Surveys conducted in 51 provinces but SPLAT was still awaiting data from the six provinces of Antique, Basilan, Batanes, Camiguin, Dinagat Islands, and Guimaras.

The Kalye Survey summaries were presented in three episodes, with the first from provinces whose names began from A to B, while the second was from provinces with names beginning from C to D, and the last from provinces with names from E to M.

In the first episode, Marcos was the top choice in 13 out of 14 provinces with data already obtained, while he was second in the only province where he was not the top choice.

He was first in Agusan del Sur, Agusan del Norte, Aklan, Aurora, Abra, Apayao, Bataan, Bulacan, Batangas, Bohol, Bukidnon, Biliran, and Benguet.

His closest rival, Vice President Maria Leonor "Leni" Robredo, on the other hand, topped in only one out of 14 provinces in the cluster, which was the province of Albay.

"Aside from Albay, she is either second-ranked to last place in the other 13 provinces presented," SPLAT said in its analysis.

SPLAT said 17 provinces were included in this episode but they have yet to obtain data from the provinces of Antique, Basilan, and Batanes, hence only 14 provinces were counted.

In the second part of the series of videos, there were 15 provinces but data have yet to be received from Camiguin and Dinagat Islands.

Marcos got the majority or top preference shares in nine out of 13 provinces with data already available.

He got the highest preference shares in Cagayan, where he scored 96 percent.

The presidential frontrunner got the following scores in the other provinces: Capiz, 41 percent; Cavite, 61 percent; Cebu, 48 percent; Cotabato, 55 percent; Davao Del Oro, 48 percent; Davao Del Norte, 69 percent; Davao Del Sur, 66 percent; and Davao Oriental, 55 percent.

"He was second in the four other provinces that he did not top," SPLAT noted.

Meanwhile, Robredo topped in three out of 13 provinces namely: Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, and Catanduanes.

The vice president got her highest preference shares in Camarines Sur, where she recorded 80.7 percent.

"In the 10 other provinces, she ranked second to fifth," SPLAT said.

In this episode, Sen. Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao had the top preference shares in Davao Occidental, while Manila Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso and Sen. Panfilo "Ping" Lacson did not top in any of the provinces.