Presidential aspirant Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., also known as BBM in the campaign trail, led again the field of presidential candidates in the latest survey conducted by Laylo Research.
Based on the survey conducted by Laylo Research from March 15 to 22 covering 3,000 respondents, Marcos got the vote of 61 percent of the respondents, while Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo was a distant second with 19 percent. Robredo’s rating for March was higher than what she got in January (16 percent) and February (17 percent).
Marcos’ rating for March dipped from the 64 percent in January and 63 percent in February.
However, Marcos’ “hard voters” still leads over Robredo’s, or 55 percent versus 15 percent. When it comes to “soft voters,” or those who can still change their minds on or before the May 9 actual voting, Robredo got a bigger share or 36 percent, while that of Marcos is only 15 percent.
The other presidential contenders got single-digit voter preference from the 3,000 respondents of the latest Laylo survey, particularly Manila Mayor Franciso “Isko Moreno” Domagoso (9 percent), and Senators Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao (6 percent) and Panfilo “Ping” Lacson (2 percent).
The results of the latest Laylo survey also reflects the recent survey results conducted by leading pollsters Pulse Asia, Social Weather Stations and PUBLICUS Asia that all show Marcos getting the biggest preference among those surveyed. The running mate of Marcos, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, also leads the field of vice presidential bets for the May 9 polls in the surveys conducted by leading pollsters, getting a voter preference rating of above 50 percent.