Tulfo, Cayetano top preferred 2022 senatorial bets in Pulse Asia survey
MANILA, Philippines — Broadcaster Raffy Tulfo and Taguig Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano have topped the list of preferred senatorial candidates in the 2022 national elections, Pulse Asia’s latest survey released Wednesday showed.
According to Pulse Asia, Tulfo and Cayetano shared the first to second places with 55.2 percent and 53.6 percent rating, respectively.
Pulse Asia said they are the “only possible senatorial candidates who enjoy a majority voter preference.”
The pollster also noted that among 53 individuals named in the survey conducted from September 6 to September 11, 2021, “15 have a statistical chance of winning, with most of them being former or incumbent members of Congress.”
Trailing behind Tulfo and Cayetano were Sorsogon Governor Francis “Chiz” Escudero with 47.9 percent, Deputy House Speaker Loren Legarda with 47.2 percent, Manila City Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso with 42.3 percent and Senator Manny Pacquiao with 42.2 percent.
They were the top picks for senator in the previous Pulse Asia survey conducted in June.
Also in the list of preferred senatorial bets in 2022 are Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson who is vying for the presidency with 40.5 percent, former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos with 40.2 percent, and TV host Willie Revillame with 36.6 percent.
Public Works Secretary Mark Villar had 36.2 percent followed by former vice president Jejomar Binay with 29.5 percent, and former senator Jinggoy Estrada with 29.4 percent.
Former senator Benigno “Bam” Aquino and Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel “Migz” Zubiri had 28.3 percent each while Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan had 26.8 percent.
In the same survey, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio topped the preferred presidential candidates while Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III led the preferred bets for vice president.
Pulse Asia President Ronald Holmes said the latest release was part of their regular survey.
The nationwide survey was based on face-to-face interviews of 2,400 adult Filipinos or those aged 18 and above. It also used a ± 2% error margin at the 95% confidence level.
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