Marcos rules Pulse Asia VP poll; Robredo rises
Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. broke away from a previous deadlock with Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero to take the solo top spot in the the latest ABS-CBN-commissioned Pulse Asia vice presidential survey.
The poll showed Marcos leading with 28 percent, a three-percentage-point increase from the previous survey. Camarines Sur representative Ma. Leonor “Leni” Robredo got 22 percent, a one-point increase from her previous showing, to emerge in a statistical tie with Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero, who got 21 percent, a four-point drop from his previous numbers.
Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano still trailed behind with 15 percent despite seeing a one-point increase in his rating. Senators Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan II and Antonio Trillanes IV saw no changes in their numbers as they remained in the last two places with five percent and four percent, respectively.
Five percent of the 4,000 respondents said they were not inclined to support any of the presidential candidates. The survey had a margin of error of ± 1.5 percentage points.
The survey was conducted from March 29 to April 3—around the time of the clash between police and the Kidapawan farmers, the power outage at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport and the hacking of the Comelec website.
The poll said that Marcos was the leading vice presidential bet in the National Capital Region with 47 percent, while Robredo was the top choice in Visayas with 36 percent. Cayetano, meanwhile, took the lead in Mindanao with 30 percent. Senators Marcos and Escudero were the top picks in Luzon with 34 percent and 25 percent, respectively.
Marcos took the lead in Class ABC with 39 percent and Class D with 29 percent. Robredo was the top pick in Class E with 26 percent, followed by Marcos and Escudero who were both chosen by 21 percent of the respondents. IDL
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