Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte tops the list again of possible contenders for the 2022 presidential and vice-presidential elections according to the research group OCTA.
In a study conducted last Jan. 26-Feb. 1, the President’s daughter topped the poll as 22% of respondents chose her to be the country’s next president.
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Senator Grace Poe comes in second with 13%, Senator Manny Pacquiao and former Sen. Bongbong Marcos with 12% each, and Manila Mayor Isko Moreno with 11%.
Vice President Leni Robredo only received 5% in the independent survey.
Duterte also leads the survey for vice-presidential post after getting 14% of the survey votes. Moreno and Pacquiao inched closer with 11% each, while Poe only has 10%.
For the senatorial race, Pacquiao leads the race with 57% of the respondents. Former senator and now Sorsogon Gov. Francis Escudero is second with 53%, while former House Speaker and Taguig-Pateros Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano got 50% for the possible May 2022 senatorial aspirants.
Other ‘Magic 12’ contenders were Erwin Tulfo (47%), Antique Representative Loren Legarda (46%), Moreno (44%), Senator Panfilo Lacson (43%), Marcos (42%), Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri (40%), former Senator Jinggoy Estrada (37%), former Senator JV Ejercito (34%), and Senator Sherwin Gatchalian (33%). (TDT)