Bongbong Marcos and Sara Duterte-Carpio remain as the top choice for president and vice president of many Filipinos, according to results of the April 2022 independent Pulse Asia survey, released just one week before the May 9 elections.
The son of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr. is still the number one pick for president if the elections were held during the April 16 to 21 survey period, chosen by 56% of the 2,400 respondents, the same voter preference he got in the March 2022 Pulse Asia survey.
His rival, Vice President Leni Robredo, came second with 23% voter preference, down by 1 percentage point from 24% last March, although it's barely unchanged with the ± 4% error margin.
Sen. Manny Pacquiao now comes in third place, chosen by 7% of the respondents, beating Manila Mayor Isko Moreno whose voter preference went down by 4 percentage points at 4%. Sen. Panfilo Lacson still in the fifth spot with 2% voter preference.
When it comes to the vice presidential race, Duterte-Carpio remains at the top with 55% voter preference, followed by Senate President Vicente Sotto III with 18%, Sen. Francis Pangilinan with 16%, Dr. Willie Ong with 3%, and Manny Lopez with 1%.
For senators, 12 candidates have a statistical chance of winning in the May 9 elections, according to the April 2022 Pulse Asia survey. They are still led by broadcaster Raffy Tulfo with 50.4% voter preference, followed by Rep. Loren Legarda with 49.4%.
They are followed by actor Robin Padilla with 42.9%, former Speaker Alan Peter Cayetgano with 42.3%, Sorsogon Rep. Chiz Escudero with 38.6%, and Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian with 37.0%.
For the partylist elections, 10 groups obtained a voter preference of at least 2% of the total number of votes, which means they are likely to secure at least one seat in the House of Representatives.
These are ACT-CIS (7.07%), 4PS (5.17%), Ako Bicol (4.76%), Ang Probinsiyano (3.98%), Tingog (2.63%), Senior Citizens Partylist (2.33%), Probinsyano Ako (2.28%), Kalinga (2.20%), Uswag Ilonggo (2.19%), and CIBAC (2.01%)
See the full Pulse Asia March 2022 survey here.