Senator Manny Pacquiao and Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso have topped the list of possible senatorial contenders for the May 2022 elections, as shown in the latest Pulse Asia survey results released on Tuesday, July 13.
The nationwide survey, which was conducted from June 7-16, 2021 with 2,400 respondents, revealed that out of the 58 probable senatorial candidates included in the survey, 13 have a statistical chance of winning if the May 2022 elections were held today.
Pulse Asia said most of the probable winners are either former or incumbent members of Congress.
Sharing the top spot are Pacquiao and Domagoso (54 percent and 53.7 percent, respectively), who are tied for 1st and 2nd places.
Meanwhile, four individuals jointly occupied 3rd to 6th places–Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte (47.7 percent), broadcaster Raffy Tulfo (46.4 percent), Taguig City-Pateros Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano (46 percent), and Sorsogon Gov. Francis Escudero (45.6 percent).
The overall voter preference of former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. (39.7 percent) puts him in 7th and 8th places, while Antique Rep. Loren Legarda (38.8 percent) finds herself in 7th to 9th places.
With the support of 35.7 percent of Filipino adults, Senator Panfilo Lacson has a statistical ranking of 8th to 11th places.
Completing the list of possible winners in the senatorial race are TV personality Willie Revillame (34.8 percent, 9th to 11th places, former Senator Jinggoy Estrada (33.3 percent, 9th to 13th places), Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri (30.6 percent, 11th to 13th places), and former Vice President Jejomar Binay (30.5 percent, 11th to 13th places).
Pulse Asia said indecision on the matter of whom to elect as senator in the coming national elections is expressed by 1.8 percent of Filipino adults.
Meanwhile, 3.3 percent refuse to name their preferred candidates and 1.4 percent are not inclined to vote for any senatorial candidate.
Pulse Asia said that 64 percent of Filipino adults already have a complete slate for the May 2022 senatorial polls.
The majority figures are recorded in almost all geographic areas (64 percent to 88 percent), with the rest of Luzon being the exception (47 percent), and every socio-economic grouping (59 percent to 74 percent).
“Furthermore, as of June 2021, Filipino adults are naming a mean of 10 and a median of 12 of their preferred senatorial candidates,” Pulse Asia said.
“Across geographic areas and socio-economic classes, mean figures vary from 8 to 12 while median figures range from 10 to 12,” it added.