SWS survey shows Tulfo tops list of senatorial picks


A Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey commissioned by Stratbase ADR Institute Inc. showed broadcast journalist Raffy Tulfo is the top choice of Filipino voters for senator in the upcoming 2022 polls.

Tulfo got 57 percent of the adult Filipino respondents’ nod.

Those who followed Tulfo and tied from second to fourth spots were Sorsogon Governor Francis “Chiz” Escudero (41 percent), House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda (41 percent), and former Public Works and Highways chief Mark Villar (41 percent).


Former House Speaker and incumbent Taguig Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano was fifth with 38 percent, Senate Majority Leader Miguel Zubiri at sixth with 34 percent, and former senator Jinggoy Estrada at seventh place with 29 percent.

Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, the running mate of presidential aspirant and Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo in 2022, came in at eighth with 28 percent, while comedian Willie Revillame and Senator Risa Hontiveros were tied at the ninth and 10th place both with 25 percent.

Rounding up the so-called “Magic 12” are reelectionists Senator Sherwin Gatchalian and Richard Gordon who were tied at 11th and 12th place, getting 21 percent.

Those who made it to 13th to 24th spots were Bam Aquino, Gringo Honasan, JV Ejercito, Vilma Santos-Recto, Jejomar Binay, Joel Villanueva, Sonny Trillanes, Lucy Gomez-Torres, Harry Roque, Leila De Lima, Karlo Nograles, and Neri Colmenares.

The Third Quarter 2021 Social Weather Survey was conducted from September 12 to 16, 2021, using face-to-face interviews of 1,200 adults (18 years old and above) nationwide: 300 each in Metro Manila, Balance Luzon, the Visayas, and Mindanao. Face-to-face is the standard interviewing method for Social Weather Stations; the only exceptions were early in the pandemic when movement restrictions made face-to-face impossible and mobile phone interviews were conducted. Normal face-to-face field operations resumed in November 2020. The sampling error margins are ±3 percent for national percentages and ±6 percent for Metro Manila, Balance Luzon, the Visayas, and Mindanao.

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