Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. continues to lead the bid for vice presidential with a total rating percentage of 29 percent in the April 16-20 survey by Pulse Asia.
The senator’s present rating is a four-point increase from the last pre-election survey conducted by the Pulse Asia covering the period March 12 to 18, 2016.
Marcos is followed by LP bet Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo with 24 percent and by independent candidate Sen. Francis Escudero with 18 percent. The present survey shows Robredo increasing by one point and Escudero decreasing by five points.
Meanwhile, Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano’s rating improved by two points, from 14 in the previous poll to 16 percent in the recently concluded survey. Sen. Gregorio Honasan II obtained four percent while Antonio Trillanes IV with three percent. Both senators saw a decrease of two points from the previous poll of six and five percent, respectively.
Among all the vice presidential candidates, Marcos is the top choice by respondents from Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon, with 39 percent and 37 percent, respectively. Robredo continues to soar high in the Visayas with 33 percent, while Cayetano still is the preference of the Mindanao people by 34 percent.
IN terms of socio-economic classes, Marcos and Robredo are the choices of the people belonging in Class ABC, with 36 percent and 32 percent, respectively. They also have the votes of the Class D people with 30 percent and 25 percent, respectively.
Meanwhile, the Class E has a wider range of preference with Cayetano leading by 23 percent. This is followed by Marcos with 22 percent, Robredo with 21 percent, and Escudero with 18 percent.
It is worth noting, however, that the number of undecided voters in the vice presidential race also increased from four percent to seven percent.