Duterte, Robredo win in PSU Lingayen mock polls

Jerico Samson
Duterte, Robredo win in PSU Lingayen mock polls
Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte gets 35.52% of the university voters while Camarines Sur 3rd District Representative Leni Robredo gets 30.78%

LINGAYEN, Philippiens – Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte of PDP-LBN and Camarines Sur 3rd district representative Leni Robredo of the Liberal Party (LP) topped the presidential and vice presidential mock polls held at the Pangasinan State University Lingayen Campus (PSU-LC) 10 days before the elections.

With 35.52% of the total votes, equivalent to 352 votes out of 991 respondents, Duterte outnumbered the other 4 presidential candidates. Robredo received 30.78% of the total votes (305 votes). 

Senator Grace Poe came in second place with a close 33.10% or 328 votes for the presidency while Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr got 30.58% or 303 votes for the vice presidency.

The mock polls was also held on April 28, a few days after the third presidential debate sanctioned by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) which took place in the same province. 

Young Public Administrators Guild (YPAG) and the Kapisanan ng mga Mag-Aaral sa Araling Panlipunan (KMAP) spearheaded the mock polls at the covered court of PSU-LC.

The student organizations said “there are 991 students and faculty voters who participated in the 9 precincts that were laid down inside the covered court.”

Practice voting

The system of the mock polls was similar to the actual voting process. Respondents were ask to go to their respective precincts based on their college, where the mock poll’s board of election inspectors (BEIs) provided them the sample ballot. (Save the date: Rappler, DepEd live stream training for BEIs)

After shading, the ballot was deposited in ballot box and the voters were marked by an ink.

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago, another favorite among student-led mock polls, came in third among presidential candidates with 14.83% or 147 votes. Liberal Party standard bearer Mar Roxas and Vice President Jejomar Binay lagged behind with 8.38% or 83 votes and 6.76% or 67 votes, respectively. 

Meanwhile, 14 respondents or 1.42% of the mock voters said that they are still undecided on who to vote for in the May 9 elections. 

Here’s how the other vice presidential bets fared in the same mock polls: 

  • Senator Chiz Escudero – 20.48% (203 votes)
  • Senator Alan Peter Cayetano – 11.71% (116 votes)
  • Senator Sonny Trillanes – 5.25% (52 votes)
  • Senator Gringo Honasan – 0.40% (4 votes)

Pangasinan is the third most vote-rich province in the country, with 1,705,260 registered voters for ther 2016 polls. Cebu is the most vote-rich province with 2,722,288 voters followed by Cavite, which has 1,843,163 voters. – Rappler.com 

Jerico Samson is one of Rappler’s lead Movers in Pangasinan.

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