The UniTeam tandem of Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and Sara Duterte led the final pre-poll survey of PUBLICUS Asia conducted from May 2 to 5.
Marcos, known as BBM on the campaign trail, was the chosen presidential bet of 54 percent of the 1,500 respondents who were all registered voters who were picked from all social classes nationwide.
Also, 90 percent of the respondents who said they will vote for Marcos this May 9 will not change their choice for president, according to PUBLICUS Asia.
While Marcos’ rating for the latest pre-election survey was 3 percentage points lower than the 54 percent he got in PUBLICUS Asia’s pre-poll survey for April, his closest rival Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo was still a distant second.
Robredo got 22 percent in the May survey, reflecting a negligible 1-percent improvement over her 21-percent rating in April.
The other presidential bets got single-digit ratings: Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso got 8 percent; Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson with 6 percent; and Senator Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao with 2 percent.
Six percent of the respondents said they were undecided on their choice for president.
Duterte also led her rivals with a 59-percent preferential rating with her closest rival, Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan getting only 16 percent. Pangilinan is Robredo’s running mate.
PUBLICUS Asia said it restricts its survey only to registered voters.
“The final survey panel was restricted to registered voters. Parameters based on respondent age, gender, and location were also utilized in the sample formulation in order for the resulting sample to conform more closely to the features of the voting population, as defined by statistics from the Comelec (Commission on Elections),” it said.