Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte remained as the most preferred vice presidential candidates in the upcoming May 9 elections based on the latest Pulse Asia Survey
According to its “Ulat ng Bayan” national survey conducted from March 17 to 21, Pulse Asia Research Inc. said continued to enjoy a big lead with 56 percent as the presidential daughter’s voter preference increased by 3 percent from February’s survey.
The Pulse Asia said Duterte is also the favored vice-presidential candidate of big pluralities to overwhelming majorities across geographic areas and socio-economic classes with 44 percent to 83 percent and 55 percent to 63 percent, respectively.
Senate President Vicente Sotto III is in the second spot 20 percent followed by Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo’s tandem Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, 15 percent; Dr. Willie Ong, 5 percent; Buhay Party-list Rep. Jose “Lito” Atienza Jr., 1 percent; Manny Lopez, 0.3 percent; former Akbayan Party-list representative Walden Bello, 0.1 percent; Carlos Serapio, 0.01 percent; and Rizalito David, 0.01 percent.
In the senatorial race, broadcaster Raffy Tulfo and former senator Loren Legarda continued to lead based on the same survey with 65.6 and 58.3 percent voter preferences, respectively.
Former House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano is in the third spot with 56.4 percent followed by former senator Chiz Escudero (54.4 percent), former public works Secretary Mark Villar (52.4 percent), senator Sherwin Gatchalian (50.3 percent), and senator Migz Zubiri (50.1 percent).
Completing the top 12 are Joel Villanueva (43.9 percent), actor Robin Padilla (42.5 percent), former Vice President Jojo Binay (42.5 percent), Jinggoy Estrada (36.5 percent), and JV Ejercito (35.9 percent).