Philippines– Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio and President Rodrigo Duterte dominated the latest polls for possible presidential and vice presidential candidates for Eleksyon 2022, according to a Pulse Asia survey released Tuesday.

According to the pollster, the presidential daughter is the most preferred candidate for the presidency, with 28% if the May 2022 presidential elections occurred during the survey period from June 7 to June 16.

She was followed by Manila Mayor Francisco Isko Moreno with 14%, former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. with 13%, and Senator Grace Poe with 10%.

Senator Manny Pacquiao got 8% while Vice-President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo received 6%, and Senator Panfilo Lacson had 4%.

The younger Duterte has consistently led presidential preference surveys over the past year, but has expressed hesitation about running. But last week, the Davao City mayor finally acknowledged her openness to running.

Senator Bong Go, Duterte long-time aide, received 3%  while former vice president Jejomar “Jojo” Binay, Taguig City-Pateros Representative Alan Cayetano and former Senator Antonio Trillanes IV got 2% each.

Those who got less than 1% were Senator Richard Gordon and former Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, who both got 0.3%. Former House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and former Defense Secretary Gibo Teodoro, who both registered  0.1%.

Pulse Asia - Second Choice for President - June 2021

Pulse Asia – Second Choice Presidential Preference – June 2021

Meanwhile, Sara still widened her lead among her contenders in the presidency if voters’ original choice for president will not run in May 2022. A total of 16% of Filipinos chose Sara as their second preference for the presidency.

Poe got second spot with 13% followed by Marcos with 13%, and Pacquiao with 12%. Close behind them is Go with 9%, Moreno with 8%, Cayetano with 7% and Robredo with 6%.

Pulse Asia Vice Presidential Preference Survey - June 2021

Pulse Asia Vice Presidential Preference Survey – June 2021


For the possible vice presidential elections, the country’s current Chief Executive topped the list with 18% Filipinos who said they want to vote for him.

Following Duterte is Moreno at second place with 14%. He was followed by Senate President Vicente Sotto III with 10%, Marcos with 10%, Pacquiao with 9%, Cayetano getting 8%, and Sorsogon Governor Francis Escudero received 7%.

Escudero was followed by Go, who registered 5%. “Wowowin” host Willie Revillame, followed Go, with 4% and Senator Sonny Angara had 3%.

Trillanes and Public Works Secretary Mark Villar both got 2% while Teodoro received 1%.

Those who got below 1% were Alvarez (0.3%) and human rights lawyer Chel Diokno (0.2%).

The elder Duterte is a new entry among the names in the vice presidential preference polls, as he continues to express an openness to pursue the position, in part to avoid a “lame duck” status for his presidency. The push for him to run for the second highest post in the land has led to debates from legal experts about his eligibility for the position.

In his Talk to the Nation Address on Monday, the President said he remains opposed to a presidential run for his daughter, while continuing to keep the door open for a presidential run.


Pulse Asia - Second Choice Vice Presidential Preference - June 2021

Pulse Asia – Second Choice Vice Presidential Preference – June 2021



For Filipinos’ second preference in the vice presidential race, Pacquiao led the contenders with 13%, followed by Marcos with 13%, Moreno with 11%, Sotto with 11% and Go with 9%.

Also, Cayetano is one the second choice of Filipinos for vice president with 8%. Duterte also got 8%, Revillame and Escudero both received 7%, and Trillanes registered 4%.

The national survey was based on face-to-face interviews of 2,400 adult Filipinos. The poll also used a ± 2% error margin at the 95% confidence level.

“Subnational estimates for each of the geographic areas covered in the survey (i.e., Metro Manila, the rest of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao) have a ± 4% error margin, also at 95% confidence level,” it further said. —JST, GMA News