The tandem of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte and her father, President Rodrigo Duterte, emerged as top picks for the 2022 presidential and vice presidential derbies, respectively, according to the pre-election survey conducted by private polling firm Pulse Asia.
The other top presidential candidates were Senator Grace Poe, former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and Senator Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao.
Pulse Asia, in its June 7 to 16 survey, found that 28 percent of 2,400 respondents prefer Sara as their presidential candidate, while 18 percent want President Duterte to run for vice president.
Sara earned the highest voter preference in Metro Manila, getting 18 percent. It was followed by Balance Luzon (17 percent) and the Visayas and Mindanao (14 percent each).
She also got the nod of 17 percent of respondents in Class D, 12 percent in Class E, and 10 percent in Class ABC.
Duterte, on the other hand, received the highest score in his bailiwick in Mindanao (35 percent), followed by the Visayas (14 percent), Balance Luzon (13 percent), and Metro Manila (11 percent).
He also posted a high voter preference among Classes ABC (14 percent), D (18 percent), and E (16 percent).
Other preferred presidential candidates were Poe and Marcos (13 percent each), Pacquiao (12 percent), and Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go (9 percent).
Following Go were Manila City Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso (8 percent), Taguig City-Pateros Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano (8 percent), Sorsogon Governor Francis Escudero (7 percent), Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo (6 percent), and Senator Panfilo Lacson (4 percent).
The least preferred presidential candidates were former Vice President Jejomar Binay and former senator Antonio Trillanes IV (3 percent each), Senator Richard Gordon (1 percent), Gilbert Teodoro (0.4 percent), retired Supreme Court associate justice Antonio Carpio (0.3 percent), and Davao del Norte Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez (0.2 percent).
Meantime, Domagoso enjoyed the second spot in terms of the preferred candidates in the vice presidential race, getting 14 percent.
Next to Domagoso were Senate President Vicente Sotto III and Marcos (10 percent each), Pacquiao (9 percent), Cayetano (8 percent), Escudero (7 percent), Go (5 percent), television host Willie Revillame (4 percent), and Senator Juan Edgardo Angara (3 percent).
Included in the less preferred vice presidential bets were Trillanes and Public Works Secretary Mark Villar (2 percent each, Teodoro (1 percent), Alvarez (0.3 percent), and human rights lawyers Jose Manuel Diokno (0.2 percent).
Pulse Asia used ±2 percent error margin at the 95 percent confidence level.