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Tulfo, Legarda stay in the lead of latest Pulse Asia senatorial survey

By SAAB LARIOSA Published Apr 06, 2022 8:37 pm


Almost a month left until the May 9 elections, Pulse Asia has released the results of their March 2022 Nationwide survey on the senatorial aspirants.

In the survey conducted from March 17 to 21 with over 2,400 correspondents from Metro Manila, Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, the survey body found that broadcaster Raffy Tulfo remains in the top spot of the Magic 12 with 65.6% of the respondents' choice. However, he slipped down to 1.3% from the last survey.

Antique Representative and former senator Loren Legarda, meanwhile, continues to take the second spot with 58.3%, though she also dropped by 0.6% from before.

Former House speaker Alan Peter Cayetano now stands in third place, replacing former Public Works Secretary Mark Villar. Cayetano, together with Sorsogon Governor Francis Escudero and Villar round up the Top 5.

Here's the full list of the 12 candidates that "have a statistical chance of winning", as per Pulse Asia.

  1. Raffy Tulfo (65.6%)
  2. Loren Legarda (58.3%)
  3. Alan Peter Cayetano (56.4%)
  4. Francis "Chiz" Escudero (54.4%)
  5. Mark Villar (52.4%)
  6. Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian (50.3%)
  7. Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri (50.1%)
  8. Sen. Joel Villanueva (43.9%)
  9. Robin Padilla (42.5%)
  10. Jejomar Binay (42.5%)
  11. Jinggoy Estrada (36.5%)
  12. JV Estrada Ejercito (35.9%)

Senator Risa Hontiveros and former Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista also slip to the 13th and 14th place, respectively.

The survey body also found that the 56% "most likely voters," or those who said they'll be going to the ballots on May 9, already have a complete slate in mind for the senatoriables.

Meanwhile, 1.8% are deemed "likely voters" while 1.7 percent are not voting for any senatorial candidate at all.