By Bernadette E. Tamayo | The Manila Times
THE lead posted by former senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos, Jr. in the 3rd quarter presidential survey of PUBLiCUS Asia validated the results of the series of Kalye (street) Survey conducted in the first two weeks of October, the former lawmaker's camp said on Sunday.
In a statement, Marcos' camp said that the survey released by PUBLiCUS Asia on Friday showed the big lead of the Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP) standard-bearer in the 2022 national elections.
"Both the scientific and real-time street surveys also confirmed that Bongbong is widely chosen by the respondents as their Best Bet for president in next year's elections," the Marcos camp said on Sunday.
In PUBLiCUS' Pahayag survey, Marcos was "way ahead" of the other presidential aspirants as voters showed an "overwhelming preference" for him in key areas.
In the National Capital Region, Marcos secured over 40 percent of the votes, while in North and Central Luzon, he got a whopping 55.7 percent.
In South Luzon, he obtained 38.2 percent, while in the Visayas, he registered 44.7 percent. Marcos cornered 62.5 percent voter preference in Mindanao.
Marcos got a total presidential preference vote of 49.3 percent followed by Vice President Maria Leonor "Leni" Robredo with 21.3 percent, Manila Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso with 8.8 percent, Panfilo "Ping" Lacson with 2.9 percent, and Sen. Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao with 2.8 percent.
Marcos dominated the Kalye Surveys conducted by different vloggers in various parts of Metro Manila and in Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon from October 1 to 11.
Of the total 2,137 respondents, 1,307 expressed their preference for Marcos. Moreno came second, with 345; while Robredo placed third with 231.
The results for the four others were: Pacquiao, 125; Lacson, 89; and Sen. Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa, 23.
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio got 17 in the Kalye Surveys but she was no longer included in the list for the Pahayag survey since she has declared that she will not be running for president in the 2022 polls and instead seek reelection.
Based on the results of the Pahayag survey and the Kalye Survey, a "real time, real man" street survey, Marcos would be a runaway winner in the presidential race if the elections were held on those survey dates.