Bongbong maintains lead in latest Pulse Asia survey

A week before the May 2022 national and local elections, former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. remained on top among presidential candidates, according to the latest Pulse Asia preferential survey.

Based on the results of the April 16 to 21, 2022, survey that were released on Monday, Marcos’ rating was unchanged at 56% from the survey conducted on March 17 to 21, 2022.

Vice President Leni Robredo, on the other hand, remains at the second spot with 23%, down 1% from the previous survey.

Senator Manny Pacquiao, meanwhile, replaced Manila Mayor Isko Moreno on the third spot. From 6% in the March survey, Pacquiao’s rating increased to 7% while Moreno’s dropped from 8% to 4%.

Senator Panfilo Lacson’s rating was unchanged at 2%.

Lacson was followed by presidential candidates Ernie Abella (1%), Faisal Mangondato (1%), Leody de Guzman, (0.3%), Norberto Gonzales (0.1%), and Jose Montemayor Jr. (0.1%).

In a statement, Marcos’ spokesperson, Atty. Vic Rodriguez, welcomed the former senator’s lead in the presidential survey.

“Seven days to go before election day, the trajectory and the numbers of presidential frontrunner Bongbong Marcos and vice-presidential leader Sara Duterte are showing no signs of slowing down,” Rodriguez said.

“The message and call for UNITY have reverberated all over the land among a great majority of Filipinos who responded by continuously embracing the tandem of BBM-SARA,” he added.

Rodriguez, however, emphasized that the most important survey would be the election day.

“We call upon our countrymen to be vigilant and let us make sure that the true and genuine will of the people shall be heard, be counted and prevail,” he said.

The latest Pulse Asia Survey was conducted among 2,400 respondents — all registered voters aging 18 years old and above — using face-to-face interviews. The margin of error is at ±2%.

According to Pulse Asia, the respondents were asked: “If the coming May 2022 elections were held today, whom would you vote for as president of the Philippines?”

Also on Monday, Pulse Asia released the results of its survey on vice presidential choices showing Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte — Marcos’ running-mate — ahead of the pack with a rating of 55%, followed by Senate President Vicente Sotto III with 18%. 

Among the senatorial candidates,  broadcast journalist Raffy Tulfo and Antique Representative Loren Legarda were the most preferred, according to the Pulse Asia survey.


For Aksyon Demokratiko chairman Ernest Ramel, Moreno’s election results will not reflect the pre-survey result of Pulse Asia.

“We are confident still that our standard bearer will pull off a surprise on May 9,” he said.

Citing a Tangere survey from April 20 to 22, Ramel said Moreno is the second top choice in the presidential race with 20%, behind Marcos’ 51%.

“The Pulse Asia survey results is a big departure from that of Tangere’s April 22 survey where Mayor Isko is at 20% and in 2nd place,” Ramel said in a viber message to reporters.—with reports from Anna Felicia Bajo and Mel Matthew Doctor/KBK/AOL, GMA News

This article Bongbong maintains lead in latest Pulse Asia survey was originally published in GMA News Online.

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