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Sara Duterte top choice for President in 2022 – OCTA survey


Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte has emerged as the top presidential bet among 16 probable candidates for next year’s national elections, an independent and non-commissioned survey conducted by OCTA Research Team revealed on Tuesday.

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The Tugon ng Masa national survey was conducted last Jan. 26 to Feb. 1, 2021 with 1,200 respondents.

The respondents were asked to choose one name from the list of 16 probable candidates with Sara Duterte garnering 22 percent.

Other probable candidates supported by the respondents were Senator Grace Poe (13 percent), Senator Manny Pacquiao (12 percent), former Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. (12 percent), Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko” Moreno Domagoso (11 percent ), Senator Bong Go (6 percent), Vice President Leni Robredo (5 percent), Senate President Vicente Sotto III (3 percent), Taguig-Pateros Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano (3 percent), former DILG Secretary Mar Roxas (2 percent), Senator Cynthia Villar (2 percent), Senator Panfilo Lacson (2 percent), Senator Juan Edgardo Angara (1 percent), President Rodrigo Duterte (1 percent), Sorsogon Gov. Francis Escudero (1 percent), and Senator Richard Gordon (1 percent).

Meanwhile, 4 percent of the respondents still did not know whom they will elect/ refused to identify candidates/ were not voting for any candidate in the 2022 presidential elections.

In the same survey, the Davao City mayor, Domagoso, and Pacquiao emerged as “statistically tied” frontrunners for the post of Vice President.

“If the May 2022 elections for Vice President was held during the survey period, 14 percent of the respondents support a probable bid of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte as Vice President,” OCTA said.

Statistically tied with Mayor Duterte in a probable bid for Vice President are Domagoso and Pacquiao, who each received 11 percent of support from respondents for their probable vice-presidential bids in the 2022 elections.

Moreover, statistically tied with Domagoso and Pacquiao were Poe (10 percent) and Alan Peter Cayetano (8 percent).

OCTA noted that the statistically tied probabilities were indicative of a tight race for the position of Vice President in the 2022 elections.

The respondents also supported the probable vice presidential bid of Sotto (7 percent), Marcos (6 percent), Go (6 percent), Escudero (5 percent), Robredo (5 percent), Villar (4 percent), Lacson (3 percent), Roxas (3 percent), Senator Pia Cayetano (2 percent), Angara (1 percent), and Gordon (1 percent).

A few respondents (5 percent) still do not know whom to vote/ refuse to identify a candidate/ are not going to vote in the vice presidential elections. (Ellalyn de Vera-Ruiz)