Almost no movement in Pulse Asia’s latest survey; Marcos still leads

MANILA, Philippines — There was almost zero movement in the latest Pulse Asia presidential survey held from April 16 to 21, as former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. still leads with 56 percent of the respondents choosing him.

The 56 percent that Marcos got for the April edition of the survey is similar to what he got in March.

Vice President Leni Robredo is still in second place according to the Pulse Asia survey released on Monday, although she lost one percentage point, from 24 percent last March to 23 percent this April.

Marcos still leads across all locales, getting 57 percent in the National Capital Region, 54 percent in Balance Luzon, 47 percent in Visayas, and 67 percent in Mindanao.

Robredo meanwhile only got 26 percent in NCR, 24 percent in Balance Luzon, 34 percent in Visayas, and 11 percent in Mindanao.

The story is similar across social classes, with Marcos getting 57 percent of votes from respondents in the Classes A, B, and C; 56 percent from Class D; 58 percent from Class D1; 50 percent from Class D2; and 57 percent from Class E.

Robredo on the other hand got these numbers:

Marcos meanwhile scored big in the 18-24 year old age bracket, with 72 percent of the respondents in that classification picking him. Robredo’s strength was in the ages 65 and up with 30 percent — which happens to be Marcos’ weakest area at 47 percent.

Still, Marcos holds a 17 percentage-point lead in that category over Robredo.

The lack of movement in Robredo’s numbers comes despite huge rallies from the month of March to April, and even with huge groups who supported other candidates shifting to her side.

Meanwhile, below Marcos and Robredo, there were some changes: Manila Mayor Isko Moreno is no longer at the third spot, as Senator Manny Pacquiao’s numbers rose.

Pacquiao got seven percent of the respondents’ votes, while Moreno only got four percent.

Lacson is still at the fifth spot with two percent. At least five percent outrightly refused to fill up their ballot while one percent did not put any name as an answer.

Pulse Asia said that the survey results were obtained by interviewing 2,400 respondents aged 18 and above, who are either registered voters and who are likely to vote in the upcoming polls.

The polling firm said they are maintaining a ± 2% error margin at the 95% confidence level.


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