Marcos sustains solo lead in Pulse Asia survey
Rosette Adel ( - April 26, 2016 - 3:40am

MANILA, Philippines – Vice presidential candidate Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. continues to secure his lead in the vice presidential race, according to the Pulse Asia survey released Tuesday.

In the latest Pulse Asia Pulso ng Bayan nationwide survey, Marcos improved by four points and obtained 29 percent while his rivals Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo and Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero ranked second and third with 24 and 18 percentage points, respectively.

Escudero was closely followed by Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano with 16 percent while Sens. Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan and  Antonio Trillanes rally behind them with 4 and 3 percentage points, respectively.

Marcos was once again the top choice in Metro Manila with 39 percent and Balance Luzon with 37 percent while Robredo maintains her lead in the Visayan region with 33 percent. Running mate of leading presidential candidate Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, Cayetano, also maintained his lead among respondents in Mindanao with 34 percent.

For the social classes, Marcos and Robredo dominated the lead in Class ABC with 36 and 32 percentage points, respectively. They also got 30 and 25 percentage points, respectively, from Class D, the biggest voting bloc.

On the other hand, four vice presidential bets Marcos, Robredo, Escudero, and Cayetano shared the same support in Class E.

The recent Pulse Asia survey had 1,800 respondents and an error margin of ± 2.3 percent at a 95-percent confidence level. It also has error margins of ± 6.5 percent for Metro Manila, ± 3.5 percent for the rest of Luzon, ± 5.2 percent for Visayas, and ± 4.7 percent for Mindanao.

Marcos was also the top contender in a Pulse Asia vice presidential poll commissioned and published by ABS-CBN on Sunday and in a Social Weather Stations poll released and published by Business World on Monday.

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