Wed. Aug 4th, 2021

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte topped the list of probable frontrunners in 2022 presidential elections, according to results of a recent Pulse Asia survey.

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Sara Duterte led the rest of the probable contenders when the nationwide survey results were tallied. Former senator Ferdinand “Bong Bong” Marcos Jr. was the leading contender in Luzon without the National Capital Region (NCR). In NCR, it was  Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso who lead in the survey.

The survey was conducted from February 22 to March 3, and results released on Thursday.

“If the May 2022 elections were held during the survey period, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte would be declared as the winner in the presidential race with a national voter preference of 27 percent,” Pulse Asia said.

The survey results showed the daughter of President Rodrigo Duterte lead in Mindanao (60 percent), but got mixed results in the Visayas (21 percent), Luzon (17 percent), and in NCR (12 percent).

Meanwhile, trailing Sara Duterte was Marcos with a voting preference of 13 percent, while Senator Grace Poe and Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso got 12 percent each. Boxing superstar and Senator Emmanuel Pacquiao got 11 percent.

In Metro Manila, Domagoso was the leading candidate with 24 percent while Marcos was second with 18 percent. The rest of Luzon favored Marcos (19 percent), Duterte (17 percent), Poe (15 percent), or Domagoso (13 percent). 

In the Visayas, Sara Duterte lead with 12 percent and Pacquiao got 15 percent and Poe 14 percent.

The others who figured in the list were Vice President Leni Robredo (7 percent), Senator Christopher Go (5 percent), former vice president Jejomar Binay (3 percent), Senator Panfilo Lacson (2 percent), and Taguig City-Pateros 1st District Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano (2 percent).The nationwide survey of Pulse Asia used face-to-face interviews involved a sample of 2,400 adult respondents. SOVEREIGNPH

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