Pulse Asia: Sara Duterte still leads survey of possible presidential bets in 2022

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte is still the first among the people to vote for the possible presidential candidates in the May 2022 elections, according to a survey by Pulse Asia. Among the possible candidates for vice president, Mayor Isko Moreno is the first.

Based on the Pulse Asia survey, 27 percent of the 2,400 respondents aged 18 and above, would vote for Duterte if the survey was conducted today.

Former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. (13 percent) was second to Duterte. Senator and Manila Mayor Isko Moreno followed with 12 percent each and Sen. Manny Pacquiao with 11 percent.

The survey was conducted from February 22 to March 3, 2021, with a +/- 2 percent error margin, and a 95 percent confidence level.

Pulse Asia said the survey was non-commissioned or no personality or requested.

“If the May 2022 elections were held during the survey period, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte would be declared as the winner in the presidential race with a national voter preference of 27,” said the polling firm.

Sara Duterte had earlier said he would not run for president in 2022 and pleaded not to include her in surveys.

Pulse Asia: Sara Duterte still leads survey of possible presidential bets in 2022

Also on the list are Vice President Leni Robredo (7%), Sen. Bong Go (5%), former vice president Jojo Binay (3%), Sen. Ping Lacson (2%), and Taguig-Pateros Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano (2%), and Sen. Richard (1 percent).

Former Defense Secretary Gilbert Teodoro (0.3 percent) and retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio (0.2 percent) got less than one percent.

In the survey for possible vice presidential candidates, Moreno topped the list (16%), followed by Pacquiao and Duterte with 15%each.

Senate President Tito Sotto (11%), Bongbong Marcos (11%), Go (9%), Cayetano (7%), former Sen. Chiz Escudero (7%), Public Works Secretary Mark Villar (3%), Sen. Sonny Angara (3%), human rights lawyer Chel Diokno (1%), and Teodoro (0.5%).

Among the possible senators in 2022, Pacquiao leads with a 58.9 percent rating, followed by Moreno with 53 percent.

Also on the list are broadcaster Raffy Tulfo (48.1 percent), Sara Duterte (47.5 percent), Escudero (46.6 percent), Antique Rep. Loren Legarda (46.2 percent), and Cayetano (44.4 percent).

Also present were Bongbong Marcos (40.7 percent), Lacson (38.1 percent), Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri (38.1 percent), TV host Willie Revillame (34.3 percent), former Sen. Jinggoy Estrada (30.1 percent), Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian (28.1 percent), former Vice President Binay (27.1 percent), and 15th in place is Sen. Francis Pangilinan (26.9 percent).