SENATOR Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos has started to pull away from the competition for the vice presidential contest, garnering 25 percent—and the top spot—in the latest Pulse Asia survey.
The ABS-CBN commissioned nationwide survey, taken from March 8 to March 13, 2016 nationwide on 4,000 respondents, showed Marcos overtaking Senator Francis ‘Chiz’ Escudero who had a one-point drop and is now at 24 percent.
In a statement, Marcos said the latest survey inspires him to work even harder in the campaign.
“We are happy that our message of unity resonates and is being accepted by the people.
“I think we are moving in the right direction. We remain focused on the campaign and we will continue to work harder to get our message across to more people,” the younger Marcos said.
Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo followed Marcos and Escudero at 20 percent. Senator Alan Peter Cayetano is at 13 percent followed by Senator Antonio Trillanes IV at 6 percent and Senator Gringo Honasan at 5 percent.
Overall, Robredo and Escudero both dropped a point each while Marcos gained three percentage points compared to the March 1 to March 6 Pulse Asia survey also commissioned by ABS-CBN.
The new survey had a bigger sample as there were only 2,600 respondents in the earlier survey. All those who participated in the survey were registered and qualified voters in the coming May 9 elections.
Marcos retained his lead in the National Capital Region (NCR) at 35 percent and the balance of Luzon at 29 percent.
The lawmaker also got huge support from the ‘ABC social class’ at 31 percent and ‘Class D’ at 27 percent.