By Robie de Guzman | UNTV News
MANILA, Philippines – The tandem of presidential aspirant Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., and vice presidential bet Sara Duterte emerged as the most preferred candidates in the 2022 elections in the latest pre-election survey released by Pulse Asia on Wednesday.
The survey, conducted from December 1 to 6, 2022 using 2,400 adult respondents, showed that more than half or 53% said they would vote Marcos for president while 20% said they prefer his rival Vice President Leni Robredo.
Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso and Senator Manny Pacquiao both ranked third, who both got 8%.
Senator Panfilo Lacson scored 6%, while retired General Antonio Parlade Jr., Labor leader Leody de Guzman, and former Defense Secretary Norberto Gonzales scored less than 1%.
The pollster noted that 3% of Filipino adults are still undecided about whom to elect as president next year, 1% refuse to identify their preferred presidential candidate, and 1% are not voting for any presidential bet.
In the vice presidential race, 45% of respondents said they prefer presidential daughter Sara while 31% said they would vote for Lacson’s running mate Senate President Vicente Sotto III.
Robredo’s running mate, Senator Francis Pangilinan, ranked third with a score of 12%.
Moreno’s running mate, Dr. Willie Ong got 6%, Pacquiao’s vice presidential bet Cong. Lito Atienza scored 1% while de Guzman’s running mate Walden Bello got less than 1%