WITH only few days left in the campaign, presidential aspirant former Sen. Bongbong Marcos Jr. remains the top choice of the voters over closest rival Vice President Leni Robredo at least in the National Capital Region.
Based on the latest face to face research-survey conducted by MAHARLIKA TV from April 23 to 27 with a total of 13,200 respondents in NCR, Marcos got 43 percent or 11 points away from Robredo’s 32 percent.
Next to Marcos and Robredo are Manila Mayor Isko Moreno, 11 percent; Senator Manny Pacquiao, 9 percent and Senator Panfilo Lacson, 2 percent.
In the vice presidential race, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte is also leading the race with 46 percent followed by Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto, 35 percent.
Trailing them are Senator Kiko Pangilinan, 9 percent; Physician Willie Ong, 5 percent and Buhay party-list Rep. Lito Atienza, 1 percent.
Meanwhile in the senatorial race, THE RESEARCH showed a combination of media celebrities, come-backing and re-electionist senators, and old names in Philippine politics.
Broadcaster Raffy Tulfo is the number one pick among senatorial aspirants with 68.9 percent.
He was followed by come-backing senators Loren Legarda, 59.7 percent; Alan Peter Cayetano, 54.4 percent; Francis Escudero, 53.5 percent.
Former Public Works and Highway Sec. Mark Villar is on the 5th spot with 52.8 percent.
On the 6th, 7th and 8th spots are re-electionist Sen. Win Gatchalian (50.3 percent); former Vice President Jojo Binay (44.5 percent); and re-electionist Joel Villanueva (38.5 percent).
For the last spots of the Magic 12 are celebrity Robin Padilla (38.5 percent) former Sen. JV Ejercito (36.5 percent); Sen. Risa Hontiveros (36.5 percent) and former DICT Sec. Gringo Honasan (35.3 percent).
The RESEARCH of Maharlika TV also noted other candidates who have chances of getting into the Magic 12 and they are celebrity and former Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista (33.2 percent); former Senator Sonny Trillanes (31.8 percent); Sen. Dick Gordon (31.2 percent); former Senator Jinggoy Estrada (30.3 percent); former Cabinet secretaries Harry Roque and Gibo Teodoro having the same 20.1 percent.
The RESEARCH was conducted in all 33 congressional districts of National Capital Region with 400-respondents per district following a class breakdown of 25% for class BC, 35% for class D, 40% for class E with 50% male and 50% female.