Tangere: Former president Duterte falls to 2nd place, Rep. Tulfo regains lead in 2025 Senate poll


Former president Rodrigo Duterte dropped to second place as a result of a decline in his voter preference in the latest Tangere 2025 Senatorial survey results released on Wednesday, May 22.

Duterte’s voter preference declined by 3.34 percentage points, from 56.67 percent in April to 53.33 percent in May.

The mobile app-based survey conducted from May 15 to 18 has a sample size of 2,400 respondents.

However, Tangere pointed out that the former president “continued to leverage on the support of Mindanao but faired significantly lower in the Southern Luzon and Bicol Region area after posting an 8 percent increase in his voter preference in the said region compared to the previous month.”

Meanwhile, it revealed that ACT-CIS Party-list Rep. Erwin Tulfo regained his lead after posting a 3.75 percent increase in his voter preference, from 50.42 percent to 54.17 percent.

Following closely in 3rd and 4th places were Senator Christopher “Bong” Go (46.46 percent) and former Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto III (44.17 percent), respectively.

Broadcaster Ben Tulfo remained in 5th place with a 41.88 percent voter preference.

Rounding up the top 12 were Senator Pia Cayetano (6th, 40.63 percent), Senator Lito Lapid (7th, 39.88 percent), Senator Imee Marcos (8th, 38.96 percent), former Senator Manny Pacquiao (9th, 37.71 percent), former Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso (10th, 36.21 percent), Senator Bato Dela Rosa (11th, 34.25 percent), and Senator Francis Tolentino (12th, 33.96 percent).

“Nearly” making the top 12 were former Senator Panfilo Lacson (33.54 percent), Senator Bong Revilla (32.08 percent), and social media personality Dr. Willie Ong (32.71 percent).

Tangere also noted that the “biggest gainers” were Makati Mayor Abigail Binay who went from 23rd place to 14th place after posting a 7.7 percent increase in her voter preference—25.21 percent in April to 32.92 percent in May—and former Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista who went from 25th place to 18th place after a 4.92 percent increase in his voter preference—from 24.21 percent to 29.13 percent.