Presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and running mate Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte led their rivals in the latest survey of PUBLiCUS Asia conducted from April 19 to 21, 2022.
“Support for the presidential bid of former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. appears to have grown modestly during the official campaign period while support for Vice President Ma. Leonor “Leni” Robredo’s campaign remains static,” PUBLiCUS Asia said in a statement.
The survey showed that 57 percent of the 1,500 registered Filipino voters who participated in the PAHAYAG National Tracker: April Survey chose Marcos as their presidential bet.
“Marcos is the only presidential candidate who has notched a statistically significant increase in voter preference during the campaign period. He has gained 5 percent over the past two months after notching an initial preference share of 52 percent on our February survey,” said Aureli Sinsuat, Executive Director of PUBLiCUS Asia.
Meanwhile, Robredo got a 21-percent preferential rating in the latest survey of PUBLiCUS Asia.
Sinsuat said that Robredo’s presidential preference numbers have consistently hovered between 20 percent to 23 percent on the six pre-election surveys conducted by them between October 2021 and the third week of April 2022.
“Based on our numbers, Marcos now leads Robredo by 36 percent moving into the final two weeks of the campaign period,” Sinsuat added.
In the vice presidential race, Sara Duterte also continues to lead, getting 59 percent of the vote among respondents.
Sinsuat noted that Carpio notched a significant 5-percent increase in voter preference since the second week of February when she earned a preference share of 54 percent.
Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan and Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III are statistically tied for second place after notching preference shares of 15 percent and 9 percent, respectively. Carpio leads Pangilinan by 44 percent on the April 19 to 21 survey.
PUBLiCUS Asia said its latest survey is independent and non-commissioned with the 1,500 respondents randomly drawn by the Singapore office of American firm PureSpectrum from its market research panel of over 200,000 Filipinos.