Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio and her father President Rodrigo R. Duterte topped the list of Filipinos’ choices for president and vice president at next year’s elections, according to a poll by Pulse Asia Research, Inc.
In a statement, the polling firm said 28% of Filipinos would vote for Ms. Carpio for President, while 18% would choose Mr. Duterte for vice president.
Manila City Mayor Francisco “Isko” Domagoso III was the second choice for president, with 14% of Filipinos saying they would vote for him.
Mr. Domagoso was followed by former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr. (13%), and Senators Mary Grace S. Poe-Llamanzares (10%) and Emmanuel “Manny” D. Pacquiao (8%).
Vice President Maria Leonor G. Robredo placed sixth with 6% of respondents willing to vote for her. She was followed by Senators Panfilo M. Lacson (4%), Christopher Lawrence T. Go (3%), former Vice President Jejomar C. Binay, Sr. (2%), Taguig Rep. Alan Peter C. Cayetano (2%), and former Senator Antonio F. Trillanes (2%).
More than 60% of respondents in Mindanao backed the candidacy of Ms. Carpio, whose rating in Metro Manila was 16%. Mr. Moreno and Mr. Marcos scored 23% and 22%, respectively, in the capital region.
For the most preferred vice presidential bets, Mr. Duterte was followed by Mr. Moreno (14%), Senate President Vicente C. Sotto III (10%), Mr. Marcos (10%) and Mr. Pacquiao (9%). — Kyle Aristophere T. Atienza