MANILA, Philippines – Former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. dropped some points while Vice President Leni Robredo earned the highest increase in the latest voters’ preference by Pulse Asia survey.
|Former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr remains to take the lead but drops 4 points while Vice President Leni Robredo is in second place gaining 9-points in March. Photo Courtesy: Facebook/ Robredo’s People’s Council, ABS-CBN|
According to the Pulse Asia survey dated March 17-21, 2022, Marcos remained to be the top presidential candidate in the May 2022 elections with a score of 56%. This was a 4 point drop from his rating of 60% in February.
Following Marcos’ lead is Robredo with a rating of 24%. She was the highest gainer among the presidential candidates with an increase of 9 points from her rating of 15% in February.
The third spot was bagged by Manila Mayor Isko Moreno who saw a 2-point decline in his rating from 10% in February to 8% in March.
Senator Manny Pacquiao settled at 6% while Senator Panfilo Lacson’s score remained unchanged at 2%.
Robredo’s camp welcomed the results of the survey and said they are hopeful that the tide is turning in their favor. They added that Robredo’s rise in the survey reflects the results of their rallies and campaigns. The camp is expecting that their momentum will continue until election day.
Atty. Barry Gutierrez, Robredo’s spokesperson issued a statement saying, “The survey numbers are starting to reflect what we have been seeing on the ground all along: the massive crowds, the fierce passion, the untiring commitment of Filipinos from all walks of life, coming together to rally behind Leni Robredo’s bid for the presidency.”
“This 13-point swing going into the last two months of the campaign clearly establishes what we have long known: VP Leni has the momentum, which we expect will only further intensify and accelerate all the way to May 9,” he added.
Meanwhile, Marcos’ camp remained unfazed by the latest survey results. Still being the top contender, they said they will not be complacent and will still push to secure their goal of 70% voters’ preference.
Marcos’ spokesperson Atty. Vic Rodriguez said, “We acknowledge the overwhelming support of the people as the Pulse Asia survey results clearly show, but the challenge to make history shall remain kindled until election day, and even beyond.”
“Although 32 days remain before the national and local elections, we entreat our supporters, volunteers, and campaigners to refrain from complacency and remain focus in achieving our common target of 70% presidential preference mark,” he added.
— Sally, The Summit Express