BBM and Leni top final surveys

VICE President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo on Friday challenged leading presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. to a debate. Picture file

TOP presidential bets Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo and former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. came out on top in the last two polls conducted ahead of the May 9 national elections.

The 25th Tinig ng Pilipino survey conducted by public opinion and data analytics firm WR Numero Research (WRN) from April 25-30, 2022 showed Marcos received a 57% voter preference share among 2,000 respondents , while Robredo got 19%.

Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso got 5%, Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson 4% and Senator Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao 3%.

WRN said support for Marcos rose nearly 1.6 percentage points from his preference of 55.6% in the third week of April, while that of Robredo fell nearly 1. .4% or the equivalent of 19.2 percentage points.

Domagoso fell from 6.51% in the second week of April to 5.59% in the third week and 4.8% in the last week of the same month – weeks after the Easter Sunday press conference in which he called on Robredo to step down from the presidential race.

The survey showed that the number of undecided voters increased by almost 1.6 points or 11.7%.

The number of decided voters stood at 62.8% while the remaining 35%, which equates to almost four out of 10 voters, were still undecided.

Robredo led the number of decided voters with 78.2%, followed by Marcos, 73.3% and Domagoso, 58.2%. Robredo also had the fewest undecided voters with 21.8%, followed by Marcos, 26.7% and Moreno, 41.9%.

In the running for vice president, UniTeam bet and Davao Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio led with 61%, followed by Senate President Vicente Sotto 3rd and Senator Francis Pangilinan with 13% and 12% , respectively.

Dr. Willie Ong of Aksyon Demokratiko got 8%.

WRN said its survey which employed a “high-quality online panel” of 2,000 respondents chosen by age, income, gender and voting location had a margin of error of plus or minus 4%.

The company has been conducting weekly digital polls since October last year.

Made by independent experts

Meanwhile, Robredo and Pangilinan of the Angat Buhay team dominated a nationwide survey by an “independent team of researchers, scientists and academics” from across the country.

Dr. Imelda Pagtolun-an, research director at Capitol University in Cagayan de Oro City, said the poll was overseen by scientists and researchers.

“I am confident in the outcome of this latest survey as it reflects the real pulse of the voting public,” Pagtolun-an said.

Poll results published on the Senate website show Robredo leading with a 57.39% preference share to Marcos’ 38.27%, while Pangilinan got 48.34% to 47.32%. for Duterte.

The survey, conducted exclusively for presidential and vice-presidential candidates from April 18-22, employed 4,800 respondents from all 17 regions of the country, including Metro Manila with a margin of error of over or less 2%.

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