BBM-Sara UNITEAM presidential candidate Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos, Jr., his running mate Lakas-CMD vice presidential aspirant, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte as well as LMP president and Narvacan Mayor Luis Chavit Singson (center) wave to thousands of supporters in front of the Sinait Municipal Hall in Ilocos Sur. Photo by VER NOVENO

BBM, Sara maintain lead

February 17, 2022 Ryan Ponce Pacpaco 531 views

Duterte ahead by wide margin

LAKAS-Christian Muslim Democrats (CMD) vice presidential candidate Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte has maintained her consistent lead over her rivals as shown by the recent survey of one of the country’s biggest newspapers.

Duterte edged out her closest rival, Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III, by a wide margin, according to the results of the Manila Bulletin-Tangere survey, which was conducted from February 10 up to 12.

The survey, which was carried out by way of mobile applications and participated by 2, 400 respondents, had the vice presidential candidate and her presidential tandem former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. both leading out their rivals.

The survey, which was conducted just two days after the official start of the campaign period on February 8, showed Mayor Duterte was the vice president of choice by the respondents with 53.63 preference.

Her closest rival, Sotto, logged in with 19.5 percent, and in third, was Dr. willie Ong with 15.42 percent.

Mayor Duterte’s presidential tandem, Marcos, was also the president of choice by the respondents with 51.83 percent, followed by Manila City Mayor Isko Moreno with 23.5 percent and Vice President Leni Robredo in third with 14.71 percent.

The Lakas-CMD vice presidential candidate and Marcos are running under the UniTeam and known as BBM-Sara tandem.

The strong showing of the BBM-Sara ticket validated and supported the results of a mammoth survey that was earlier conducted by the Laylo Research where the respondents have come from across the country.

The mega poll, which was conducted from January 10 up to 26 and joined by 15, 450 respondents put Mayor Duterte a top with 60 percent preference followed by Sotto with 19 percent.

The same survey showed Mayor Duterte leading in demographics and across age, gender and economic classes of voters.