Incumbent Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada remained on top in the latest survey conducted by the Probe Data Processing and Research Services, garnering 45.9 percent of those polled, 11 percent higher than his closest, rival former Manila Vice Mayor Isko Moreno.
PDPRS, a data and research company under the Metro Pacific umbrella, is an independent firm that conducted poll surveys for local candidates in Metro Manila.
Of the 1,800 respondents surveyed, 45.9 percent wanted Estrada to continue to lead the city government for the next three years. Moreno, who recently served as social welfare undersecretary got 34 percent, while former Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim got 17.8 percent.
Independent mayoralty candidate Francis Villegas received 1 percent, while Buhay party-list Rep. Lito Atienza, who is not running for mayor, received 1 percent.
For vice mayor, former congressman Amado Bagatsing topped the survey with 49.6 percent. Rival Honey Lacuna, the incumbent vice mayor, received 46 percent. Other vice mayoral bets Elmer Jamias and Manoy Verlie Anonuevo got one percent each.
In the December 2018 and January 2019 Probe surveys, more than 1,800 respondents were asked on who would they want to be mayor in the next three years, with Estrada scoring 43 percent compared to Isko, who garnered 21 percent. In third place was Lim with 16%.