THE latest Pulse Asia survey results showing presidential candidate Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos actually padding his lead while the numbers of the other bets were shrinking down, only reinforced the studies that were also being flaunted by other polling firms in the past few months.
In the latest Pulse Asia results, Marcos dominated the pack yet again — from a dominant 53% in December 1-6, 2021 survey to a very high 60% in the latest January 19-24 poll conducted by the same firm, with less than three months before the May 9, 2022 elections.
On the other hand, Leni obtained 20% in December 1-6 , 2021 survey but only received 16% in the January 19-24, 2022 , thus further diminishing her chances of winning in the coming elections.
Both surveys used 2,400 respondents nationwide in face-to-face interviews.
Marcos also strengthened his lead in all geographic areas and socio-economic groupings, which, if translated to votes, would easily make him a runaway winner if elections were held today.
The firm’s fieldwork using face-to-face interviews was conducted from January 19–24, 2022, when the country was preoccupied with the spike of Covid 19 cases and at the time that Marcos turned down a taped purported televised presidential interviews that aired on 22 January 2022 on GMA Network.
“The latest Pulse Asia survey results where presidential candidate Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. received 60% pre-election voters’ preference score confirm what we already know all this time, that the UniTeam standard-bearer is leading far ahead and by a very wide margin from the other presidentiables,” lawyer Vic Rodriguez, Marcos chief of staff and spokesman, said in a statement.
The result of the Pulse Asia Pulso ng Bayan pre-electoral survey results also gave credence to the figures given by other survey firms, the latest of which was the Laylo Research mega polls where Marcos received 64% voters’ preference rating.