Former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., also known as BBM in the campaign trail, topped the Kalye or street survey in 60 or 67 provinces that covered about 136,000 respondents.
As of March 24, Splat Communications, the pollster behind the Kalye survey, said that overall, Marcos was the choice of 83,168 respondents or 61.1 percent, while Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo was a distant second 13,776 or 10.1 percent.
The Kalye surveys started in October last year.
The rest of the presidential bets got the following preferential rating: Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso with 7.5 percent (10,232); Senator Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao, 6.4 percent (8,764); and Sen. Panfilo “Ping” Lacson, 2.5 percent (3,350).
Robredo was the top pick in only five provinces, mostly from the Bicol region: Albay, Antique, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur and Sorsogon. Furthermore, she came in second in 23 provinces.
Meanwhile, Pacquiao topped two provinces in Mindanao or Davao Occidental and Sarangani, and was second in 26 provinces.
Splat Communications said they are ready to show to anybody the materials it used in its surveys and its results to dispel any doubts.
“We reiterate that the results we present are based on the cumulative Kalye Survey results nationwide. Those who say that the results are fake, we challenge you to undertake the tabulation yourself to find out if we are releasing the correct data. The data we present are available anytime from the videos from all the channels and vlogs who have conducted surveys face-to-face with full video documentation uncut from end-to-end,” it added.
The pollster also pointed to one reason as to why Robredo never came out as the top choice in most provinces in the Philippines.
“We would like to reiterate that we are not forcing anyone to believe the results that we present as well as our analysis. Being disagreeable does not give anyone the authority to disrespect or even bully anyone. Everyone is free to agree or disagree, but being in a disagreement does not grant anyone the right to be rude to anyone. It just goes to show the kind of person that you are and the kind of candidate you support,” Splat Communications said.