Former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. still remains the top choice for president in the May polls, according to a latest commissioned survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS).
The survey conducted by SWS from January 28 to 31 showed Marcos getting the nod of 50 percent of respondents, which is an improvement over the 43 percent he got in the October survey by the same polling firm.
Coming in second was Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo with 19 percent, which is a 1-percent drop over the 20 percent she got in the October SWS survey.
Meanwhile, Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso and Senator Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao tied for third and fourth respectively with 11 percent each, while Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson got 6 percent.
An SWS survey usually involves 1,200 respondents equally distributed over the National Capital Region (NCR), Luzon excluding the NCR, Visayas and Mindanao.
Earlier this month, the results of the Pulso ng Pilipinas poll showed Marcos getting 60.2 percent of vote of the 113,548 respondents.
Meanwhile, Robredo is a distant second with 9.77 percent, Domagoso 8.38 percent, Pacquiao 6.34 percent and Lacson, 2.54 percent.
The Pulso ng Pilipinas survey is a compilation and summation of all Kalye Survey results from information and statistical data provider Splat Communications, in cooperation with Simplified Strategic Solutions.