Tulfo, Escudero, Cayetano top picks for Senate in new SWS poll
MANILA, Philippines — Television personality Raffy Tulfo remains the top preferred senatorial aspirant in the 2022 national elections as Sorsogon Gov. Chiz Escudero and Taguig-Pateros Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano trailed close by in the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey made public Tuesday.
According to the new survey commissioned by Stratbase ADR Institute, Inc., 60 percent of 1,200 adult Filipino respondents picked Tulfo as their choice for senator, followed by Escudero with 51 percent and Cayetano – who jumped two spots from 5th place in the SWS survey released in October – with 50 percent.
Coming in at the 4th spot was House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda with 45 percent and Senate Majority Leader Miguel Zubiri at 5th with 44 percent. It was a tie for former Vice President Jejomar Binay and Public Works and Highways chief Mark Villar as both garnered 40 percent at 6th place.
Legarda, Villar, and Escudero were all ranked 2nd for having the same percentage points, in the SWS poll made public in October, which was conducted from September 12-16.
Completing the so-called “Magic 12” in the recent SWS survey were reelectionist Senator Risa Hontiveros at 8tht place (36 percent), former senator Jinggoy Estrada at 9th (33 percent), actor Robin Padilla at 10th (29 percent), veteran journalist Noli de Castro at 11th (28 percent), and reelectionist Senator Joel Villanueva at 12th (27 percent).
The SWS survey released Tuesday was conducted on October 20-23, involving the interviews of 300 respondents each in Metro Manila, Balance Luzon, the Visayas, and Mindanao.
SWS said the survey had sampling error margins of ±3% for national percentages and ±6% for Metro Manila, Balance Luzon, the Visayas, and Mindanao