Bongbong Marcos tops latest Pulse Asia survey with 60%; stays as Pinoys’ runaway choice for president

Bongbong Marcos tops latest Pulse Asia survey with 60%; stays as Pinoys’ runaway choice for president

Leading presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos

MANILA — Presidential frontrunner Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos is still the Filipino people’s top choice as the country’s next leader based on the latest survey results of Pulse Asia Research, Inc.

According to Pulse Asia’s latest Pulso ng Bayan pre-electoral national survey conducted from February 18 to 23, 2022, Bongbong solidified his lead by posting a 60% voter preference, pulling ahead of his closest rival by 45% lead margin.

Way behind Marcos is Leni Robredo, who posted 15%, followed by Isko Domagoso with 10%, Manny Pacquiao with 8%, and Ping Lacson with 2%.

The Pulse Asia survey also showed Marcos’ continued dominance in all major voting areas, where he even gained more support in some locations.

In the National Capital Region (NCR), he posted a 66% voter preference, a jump of 9% percent from 57% in January of this year.

Marcos’ voter preference of 68% in Mindanao also showed a 2% increase, up from 66% in January 2022.

Meanwhile, Marcos’ voter preference in other areas remained ironclad, with 58% in Balance Luzon and 53% in Mindanao.

The Pulse Asia survey results also confirmed that the ‘Solid North’ voting bloc remains united behind the presidential bid of Marcos.

With less than two months before the 2022 national elections, most of Marcos’ opponents were still having a hard time sending their message that would resonate with Filipinos, which would explain why they could not seem to connect with them.

Marcos, on the other hand, despite all the vitriol and disparaging remarks thrown against him has refused to engage in gutter politics and opted to stick with his message of healing and unifying leadership.

Political pundits say that the negative campaigning was unable to erode the trust and confidence of the Filipino people in him.

In contrast, his rival Robredo is failing miserably to even reach double-digit numbers in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), Region 1, Region 2. A clear sign that grassroots support for her is next to non-existent in these areas.

Marcos posted 74% in CAR, 82% in Region 1, and 86% in Region 2. On the other hand, Robredo only had 1% in CAR, 7% In Region 1, and 6% in Region 2.

Marcos also enjoys full support from the people in the areas covered by the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) as he registered a 47% voter preference there.

Marcos and his running-mate, Inday Sara Duterte, have pledged early on in the election trail not to engage in negative campaigning even as they become the subject of a massive disinformation campaign in the runup to the election.

Both candidates have pledged to push for the country’s quick recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic by first achieving unity among Filipinos. They believe this is the crucial first step towards economic progress and development.

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