Marcos camp's survey goal? 70% voter preference

Published April 6, 2022, 4:57 PM

by Ellson Quismorio

The camp pf presidential bet Bongbong Marcos refuses to fall victim to complacency despite the candidate’s high preference rating of 56 percent based on the latest Pulse Asia survey results.

Presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos (Lakas-CMD Media)

In fact, Marcos’s spokesperson, lawyer Vic Rodriguez bared Wednesday, April 6 that their target voter preference rating is an unheard of 70 percent.

“Once again, presidential frontrunner Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. leads by a strong majority preference rating at 56 percent in the latest Pulse Asia survey conducted from March 17 to March 21, 2022 fueled by an equally resolute 53% trust rating as shown in the more recent Laylo survey,” Rodriguez said in statement.

“Although 32 days remain before the national and local elections, we entreat our supporters, volunteers and campaigners to refrain from complacency and remain focus in achieving our common target of 70 percent presidential preference mark,” he added.

“We acknowledge the overwhelming support of the people as the Pulse Asia survey results clearly show, but the challenge to make history shall remain kindled until election day, and even beyond,” Rodriguez further said.

The Marcos mouthpiece’s allusion to “history” is believed to be the goal to make the Ilocano candidate a “majority winner” in the Palace race on May 9.

To put this feat in perspective, even the wildly popular President Duterte was only a winner by way of plurality in 2016, and not by majority. Winning by majority is the more impressive feat, since it implies that the winning candidate had more votes than all of his or her rivals combined.

“We shall not rest until the 70 percent preference survey polls position is attained, until every vote is counted and the aspirations of the Filipino people become a reality. Maraming salamat po! (Thank you very much!)” Rodriguez said.

Marcos, 64, recently met with incumbent governors at his poll headquarters in Mandaluyong City to ensure the protection of his votes come election day.