MANILA, Philippines — A Pulse Asia Survey conducted last April 16-21 released their results on Monday. More than half of the senatorial preferences are former or incumbent legislators.
Antique Representative Loren Legarda (49.4%) and broadcast journalist Raffy Tulfo (50.4%) earned the top spot in the results.
Actor Robin Padilla received 42.9% while Taguig City-Pateros Representative Alan Cayetano has 42.3% of the voters’ preference. This puts them in third to fourth and third to fifth places respectively.
Former senator Chiz Escudero received 38.6% which garnered him a ranking of fourth to eighth.
Reelectionists Sherwin Gatchalian and Juan Miguel Zubiri both received 37% which marks them at fifth to ninth place.
Mark Villar, former Public Works and Highway chief, was backed by 35.9% of likely voters. He is ranked from fifth to 12th place.
Former Senator JV Estrada Ejercito is at sixth to 12th place with 34.3% of potential voters.
Reelectionist Risa Hontiveros, former VP Jejomar Binay, and former Senator Jinggoy Estrada share the eight to 12th place.
Former Vice President Jejomar Binay, reelectionist Risa Hontiveros, and former Senator Jinggoy Estrada all placed eighth to 12th.
Out of the survey respondents, 41% of the voters have completed their senatorial slate for the upcoming May 9 elections. 2.8% of likely voters did not show support to any of the senatorial candidates.