Former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte maintained their substantial leads in the latest survey conducted by PUBLICUS Asia.
Based on the survey conducted by the pollster on March 30 to April 6, 2022 covering 1,500 registered voters, Marcos, known as BBM on the campaign trail, got 56-percent voter preference while Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo got 23 percent.
Marcos latest preferential rate was higher than the 55 percent he got from March 9 to 14, 52 percent from February 11 to 16 and December 6 to 10.
Meanwhile, Robredo’s preferential rating remained within the 21 to 23 percent range from the December to April surveys by PUBLICUS Asia. Coming in third is Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso who got 9 percent in the pollster’s survey.
PUBLICUS Asia said that their latest survey essentially showed no change in voting preference among the top three presidential contenders.
“Marcos, Robredo, and Domagoso notched statistically insignificant vote share increases of 1 percent, 2 percent and 1 percent, respectively, as compared to their numbers on the March 9-14, 2022 PUBLICUS survey,” it said.
Meanwhile, Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson and Senator Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao got 4 percent and 2 percent, respectively. Furthermore, 5 percent of those surveyed were still undecided on their choice for president.
In the vice presidential race, Sara Duterte maintined her lead with a voting preference of 58 percent and was followed by Robredo’s running mate, Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan at a distant second with 15 percent.
Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto 3rd and Willie Ong got 11 percent and 9 percent, respectively.
“The results of the March 30 and April 6, 2022 suggest that there has been no movement in the presidential and vice presidential races between the second week of March and the first week of April, with all candidates failing to record statistically significant increases in their respective vote shares against the survey’s 3 percent margin of error,” the pollster reiterated.