UniTeam keeps lead in all surveys

February 18, 2022 Ryan Ponce Pacpaco 117 views

THE UniTeam tandem of former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte has maintained its big lead in all surveys released this week.

In the Pulse Asia January poll made public on Monday, Marcos, standard-bearer of Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP), improved his voter preference score from 53 percent last month to 60 percent.

His closest opponent, Vice President Leni Robredo, had 16 percent.

In the vice presidential race, Duterte, Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (CMD) vice presidential candidate, increased her margin as well over Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto lll by five points to 50 percent.

She had 45 percent in Pulse Asia’s December poll.

“Unang-una nagpapasalamat po ako sa ating mga kababayan sa kanilang pagtitiwala at suporta sa aking kandidatura. Tuloy-tuloy lang po ang aming pangangampanya, pakikipag-usap sa mga tao at pag iikot sa buong bansa para po marinig ng personal ng ating mga kababayan ang aming mensahe,” Duterte said in expressing her gratitude for the solid support being extended to her by majority of Filipinos.

In contrast, Sotto has lost two percentage points, his survey rating falling from 31 percent in December to 29 percent last month.

In the much bigger Laylo Research survey which had 15,450 respondents from 80 provinces, 38 highly urbanized cities,1,319 towns, and 3,090 barangays, Marcos Jr. was picked by 64 percent, while Robredo was chosen by only 16 percent, or a margin of 48 percent.

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno and Sen. Manny Pacquiao were tied in third place with six percent each, while Sen. Panfilo Lacson had three percent.

In the vice presidential contest, the Laylo poll showed that 60 percent picked Duterte, with her closest opponent trailing by a mile at 19 percent.

Like Marcos, she led in all regions, and in all age groups and economic classes.

In the Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey, Marcos was preferred by 50 percent of respondents against Robredo’s 19 percent.

Duterte, on the other hand, was ahead of Sotto by 11 points, 44 percent against 33 percent.

The Laylo report was so far the most comprehensive look into voter preferences.

The report showed that Marcos practically dominated in all the regions but it was in the northern part of the country that his strength was amplified.

He garnered 90 percent in Cagayan Valley against Robredo’s two percent, 84 percent in the Cordillera Autonomous Region and 83 percent in the Ilocos Region, respectively, compared to Robredo’s two percent in both areas.

In Mindanao, the Duterte’s bailiwick, 82 percent chose Marcos in the Davao Region, 71 percent in both Northern Mindanao, Zamboanga Peninsula and other parts of the island.

The Laylo survey also showed that Duterte was the top choice of Filipinos living in both urban and rural areas at 59 percent and 61 percent, respectively.

She was also the favorite among economic groups, scoring 65 percent in class ABC, 59 percent in class D and 61 percent in class E.

She obtained similar high scores among male (62 percent) and female (59 percent) likely voters.

She was picked by 63 percent of respondents aged 18 to 24, 60 percent by those in the 35-54 age group and by 57 percent by those 55 years old and above.

Duterte has a high trust rating as well, scoring 56 percent against her closest opponent’s 18 percent.

She was trusted by 50 percent in NCR, 54 percent in North and Central Luzon, 41 percent in South Luzon and Bicol Region, 48 percent in Visayas, and 81 percent in Mindanao.

The Laylo survey was conducted on January 10 to 26, while the Pulse Asia poll was taken on Jan. 19-24.

SWS did its survey on January 28-31.