Broadcast journalist Raffy Tulfo and Antique Rep. Loren Legarda were the most preferred senatorial candidates in Pulse Asia’s April survey – 50.4 percent and 49.4 percent respectively – conducted in April, according to results released Monday.
They were followed by actor Robin Padilla with 42.9 percent, Taguig Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano with 42.3 percent, Sorsogon Governor Francis Escudero with 38.6 percent, and Senator Sherwin Gatchalian with 37 percent.
In another survey done by PUBLiCUS Asia from April 19 to 21, Escudero was the top pick with 46.8 percent, followed by Cayetano at 42.6 percent and Gatchalian at 40.5 percent.
In the Pulse Asia Research survey, other senatorial aspirants who have a statistical chance of winning in the May 9 polls include Senator Miguel Zubiri with 37 percent, former Public Works Secretary Mark Villar with 35.9 percent, former senator JV Ejercito with 34.3 percent, former Vice President Jejomar Binay with 32.5 percent, Senator Risa Hontiveros with 32.3 percent, and former senator Jinggoy Estrada with 32.3 percent.
Trailing them were former Quezon City mayor Herbert Bautista with 26.6 percent, Senator Joel Villanueva with 26.5 percent, former Information and Communications Technology secretary Gregorio Honasan II with 22.4 percent, Senator Richard Gordon with 19.3 percent, former senator Antonio Trillanes IV with 19 percent, and former presidential spokesperson Harry Roque with 17.9 percent.
The Pulse Asia survey was taken using face-to-face interviews of 2,400 respondents aged 18 and above who are registered voters and are likely to vote in the May 2022 elections.
It was conducted from April 16 to 21, 2022 and has a ±2 percent error margin at a 95 percent confidence level, according to Pulse Asia.