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SURVEY LISTS 2025 LUCKY SENATORIAL BETS IN MAGIC 12

July 11, 2023 People's Journal 1635 views

ALTHOUGH it is said that it is too early to talk about the next election, it is inevitable that the majority of Filipino registered voters are eager to immediately choose a senator to be elected in the upcoming 2025 Senatorial elections.

Based on a survey conducted in June 2023 by the big data research firm Tangere, most current and former senators entered the so-called “Magic 12” of possible senators who will run in the midterm elections.

Former broadcaster Erwin Tulfo who also served as Social Welfare secretary and former Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto topped and ranked second in the survey, respectively, with 63.08 percent and 52.04 percent of voters’ preferences.

Former Manila Mayor Isko Moreno came in third with 51.29 percent in the survey. Meanwhile, Senator Christopher “Bong” Go (48.38 percent), Dr. Willie Ong (44.04 percent), Senator Imee Marcos (43.58 percent), and Senator Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa (37.25 percent) finished fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh, respectively.

Based on the survey, Sen. Francis “Tol” Tolentino is among the favorite choice of current senators that most Filipinos want to return because of his good performance as a lawmaker.

According to the results of the survey released on July 4, those in 8th to 12th place are Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson (36.58 percent), Senator Pia Cayetano (36.00 percent), Davao City 1st District Rep. Paolo “Pulong” Duterte (35.96 percent), Senator Francis “Tol” Tolentino (35.42 percent), and National Champion “Manny” Pacquiao (35.33 percent). Senator Lito Lapid, former Vice President Leni Robredo, and former Senator Ralph Recto ranked 13th, 14th, and 15th, respectively.

Tangere conducted the senatorial survey from June 21 to 24 to determine the wishes of Filipinos for the upcoming 2025 midterm elections as to who they want to be reinstated as the country’s senator after the election.

The 2025 Tangere senatorial survey was conducted using a mobile-based respondent application with a sample size of 2,400 participants.

The proportion is distributed throughout the Philippines, with 12 percent from the National Capital Region, 23 percent from Northern Luzon, 22 percent from Southern Luzon, 20 percent from the Visayas, and 23 percent from Mindanao.

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