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Five senators, along with Vice President Leni Robredo, lead Pulse Asia’s presidential survey 20 months before the May 2022 elections.

Results of the confidential survey showed Senator Grace Poe leading a pre-determined list of presidential contenders with a 25% rating. She’s closely followed by Senator Manny Pacquiao with a 23% rating.

In third place is Senator Bong Go, with a 20% rating. Trailing behind in fourth place is Robredo, with a 10% rating. She’s followed by Senator Ping Lacson with an eight percent rating and Senator Cynthia Villar, with a four percent rating.

Presidential daughter and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte received a rating of 0.4% while former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos got a rating of 0.02%.

Five percent of the respondents said they didn’t have a preferred presidential candidate, three percent refused to answer while two percent said they don’t know whom to vote for.

The Pulse Asia survey was conducted from September 14 to 20, 2020 nationwide. Respondents were asked to choose from a list the presidential candidate they would vote for if the May 2022 elections were held at the time of the survey. However, they were also given the option to choose for a politiko whose name wasn’t on the list.

Former Presidential Communications Undersecretary Manolo Quezon shared a snapshot of the Pulse Asia survey in a tweet Thursday (October 15).

“Not so enlightening particularly because names so limited. But does suggest public isn’t in 2022 mode yet and no one has anything going for them except name recognition, with no bandwagons at this time,” he tweeted.

Of the presidential contenders named in the survey, only Poe had run for president in 2016. Marcos ran for vice president but lost to Robredo.

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