In Publicus Asia’s survey conducted from October 11 to 18, Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos was the preferred candidate of 49.3 percent of respondents.
It was a 31.5-percent increase for Marcos from the results of the Publicus survey last July.
The pollster postponed its September survey to wait for the final list of people who filed certificates of candidacy (CoCs) for president.
Trailing Marcos were Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo with 21 percent, Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso (9 percent), Senators Panfilo “Ping” Lacson and Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao (3 percent each), and Sen. Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa (1.9 percent).
The preference for Robredo rose by 7.8 percent from 13.3 percent in July, while that for Domagoso dropped by 2.5 percent from 11.3 percent.
Sen. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go topped the vice presidential survey with 23.6 percent, followed by Dr. Willie Ong (19 percent), Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto 3rd (17.3 percent), and Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan (12.3 percent).
“It is important to note that around 17 percent of respondents indicated that they have yet to decide on their VP pick,” Publicus said.
The survey had 1,500 respondents drawn from a market research panel of over 20,000 Filipinos, it said.
It was an independent and noncommissioned poll, Publicus added. (SPH/AQP)
These results appear to confirm the earlier Manila Bulletin netizen survey: