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Most extensive survey has Marcos way ahead of Leni
THE Laylo Report recently released its most extensive pre-election polling with 15,450 respondents from 80 provinces, 38 highly urbanized cities, 1,319 municipalities and 3,090 barangays.
The report concluded that for presidential preference Partido Federal ng Pilipinas bet Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos, Jr. is 64 % away from Leni Robredo’s 16 %, or a margin of 48 %.
Candidates Isko Moreno and Sen. Manny Pacquiao tied at 3rd place with 6 % each, while Sen. Panfilo Lacson is tugging the tail end with only 3 %.
Marcos practically dominated in all the regions but it was in the northern part of the country that his strength was amplified as he garnered 90 % in Cagayan Valley against Robredo’s 2 %, 84 % in the Cordillera Autonomous Region and 83 % in Ilocos, respectively, compared to Robredo’s 2 % in both areas.
Marcos also stamped his class in Mindanao after receiving 82 % voters’ preference in Davao Region (Region 11), 71 % each in Northern Mindanao (Region 10) and the Zamboanga Peninsula (Region 9), and stretched his lead in Socksargen (Region 12), Caraga (Region 13), and BARMM (Bangsa Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao).
In terms of demographics, Marcos was certainly the top choice nationwide as he was the preferred candidate both in the urban and rural areas with 65 % and 63 %, respectively.
He was also the preferred candidate of Classes ABC with 67 % preference, compared to Robredo’s 13 %, and was way ahead in Class D and E with 64 % and 61 %, respectively, against Robredo’s 16 % and 15 %.
At least 66 % male respondents said they will vote for Marcos, while 62 % female voters chose him over Robredo who registered 14 % and 18 % preference, respectively.
As a whole, Marcos was the preferred presidential candidate in all age brackets with an average of 63.33 % preference, while Robredo was merely a far second with an average 16 % preference.
The test polling was conducted via face-to-face on January 10-26, 2022 with plus-minus 0.8 margin of error.