Marcos still leading VP pick – ABS-CBN poll
MANILA, Philippines – Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos still leads the race for the vice presidency, while Senator Francis Escudero and Camarines Sur 3rd District Representative Leni Robredo switch places, an ABS-CBN survey released Sunday, April 24, showed.
The survey, conducted by Pulse Asia Reserch, Inc, from April 12 to 17, showed Marcos maintaining his lead in the 6-way race, with 29% voter preference, a rise of 2 percentage point from the April 5-10 survey.
Robredo and Escudero, meanwhile, are statistically tied for second place, with Robredo getting 23% and Escudero, 20%. Senator Alan Peter Cayetano placed 4th, with 16%, while Senator Gregorio Honasan got 4%, and Senator Antonio Trillanes, 3%.
Marcos' overall rating rose by 2 percentage points, helped by his leads in Metro Manila (43%), the rest of Luzon (36%), and among Class ABC (39%) and D (31%), the survey results showed.
Robredo continues to lead in the Visayas (35%) and among Class E respondents (26%), while Cayetano leads in Mindanao (32%).
The survey also showed 5% of respondents either are undecided, don't know or refused to give an answer, or do not have a choice among the bets.
If their top bet drops out of the race, Escudero is the top "second choice" pick for the vice presidency among respondents, getting the nod of 27% of those surveyed. He is followed by Cayetano (14%), Marcos (14%), and Robredo (13%).
The survey period covers the second vice presidential debate, organized by ABS-CBN, during which Honasan and Marcos were absent.
In the same survey, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte led the presidential race.
Meanwhile, in the race for the Senate, incumbent Senator Vicente Sotto III is the top pick of voters, with 49% of respondents saying they will choose him.
He is tied with fellow incumbent Senator Franklin Drilon (47.6%) for the 1st-2nd place, followed by Francis Pangilinan (43.8%), Panfilo Lacson (39.9%), and Miguel Zubiri (39.4%).
With less than a month before the May 9 polls, only 35% of respondents said they have a full Senate slate already chosen.
The nationwide survey, conducted among 4,000 registered voters, has an error margin of ±1.5% at the 95% confidence level.
Subnational estimates for the geographic areas covered in the survey have the following error margins at 95% confidence level: ±4.6% for Metro Manila, ±2.3% for the rest of Luzon and ±3.4% for Visayas and ±3.3 for Mindanao. – Rappler.com
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