Fri. May 20th, 2022

Former senator and incumbent Sorsogon Governor Francis “Chiz” Escudero and broadcaster Raffy Tulfo are the top candidates for senator in the 2022 polls, according to a latest survey conducted by Publicus Asia.

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Former senator and House speaker and incumbent Pateros-Taguig Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano rounded up the top three choices for senator in 2022 among the 1,500 respondents surveyed by Publicus Asia.

“Francis Escudero is at the top spot with close to 60 percent of respondents indicating him as one of their preferred senatorial candidates. Tied at second place is returning senator Alan Peter Cayetano and newcomer Raffy Tulfo,” the survey firm said in a statement.

Trailing but not far from the top three incumbent Senators Sherwin Gatchalian and Juan Miguel Zubiri, and former senator Loren Legarda.

“Veteran senators Gatchalian, Legarda and Zubiri round out the list of candidates with shares on or above 40 percent,” Publicus Asia said.

Rounding up the top 15 candidates for senator in the Publicus Asia survey are former Public Works Secretary Mark Villar, former Quezon City mayor Herbert Bautista, former senatorial candidate and human rights lawyer Chel Diokno, Information and Communications Secretary Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan 3rd, former vice president Noli de Castro, former defense secretary Gilbert Teodoro, and Senators Risa Hontiveros, Senator Joel Villanueva, and Dick Gordon.

“Other first time senate candidates in the top 15 include Mark Villar, Herbert Bautista and Gilbert Teodoro. Second time candidate Chel Diokno placed 12th with 27 percent,” Publicus Asia said.

The Publicus Asia survey was conducted from October 11 to 18 this year.

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