Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. continues to soar high in the latest pre-election survey conducted by Pulse Asia.
The senator garnered 31 percent, a two-point increase from the previous survey still conducted by Pulse Asia for the period April 12-17.
Senator Marcos is followed by Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo with 26 percent, a three-point increase from her previous 23 percent. Sen. Francis "Chiz" Escudero landed on third place with 18 percent from 20 percent. Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano ranks fourth with 15 percent, a point decrease from previous rating of 16 percent.
Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV and Sen. Gregorio "Gringo" Honasan, ranks fifth and sixth with three percent and two percent, respectively. Trillanes’ rating did not change while Honasan’s saw a two-point decrease from previous rating of four percent.
Marcos holds majority of Metro Manila, gaining 45 percent, as well as the rest of Luzon with 38 percent. socioeconomic groupings, Marcos also holds the classes ABC and D with got 38 percent and 31 percent, respectively.
Robredo still is the top choice in the Visayas with 39 percent. She also holds a part of Mindanao by 27 percent while Cayetano has the 31 percent. In socioeconomic groupings, Robredo has 30 percent of Class E while 24 percent prefers Marcos.
Meanwhile, if the respondent’s original vice presidential bet decides to withdraw his or her candidacy, 27 percent would pick Escudero while 14 percent will choose Robredo. Cayetano is also preferred by 13 percent of the respondents while Marcos is the choice of 12 percent of the respondents.
On other news, Marcos retracts his previous statement on Friday claiming that he has been endorsed by Iglesia ni Cristo (INC), a religious group with an estimated 1.6 million command votes.
The INC did not confirm his claim saying that the leaders have not yet announced any names.