OCTA Research Presidential Survey 2022: Marcos Leads the Pack
The results of OCTA Research’s presidential survey for 2022 show that Marcos leads the pack, with an enormous margin of support among class a and b voters. The survey polled 1,200 people from December 7 to December 12, and the margin of error was three percentage points.
The survey asked respondents about their preferences for the president and vice president, and their choice of a vice presidential candidate. The results show that former senator Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr. leads the field, while Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte is second. In the latest poll, Marcos was the top choice of 57% of respondents in Metro Manila, Balanced Luzon, and Visayas and Mindanao.
OCTA Research also conducted a voter preference poll that showed Loren Legarda with the largest number of preferred candidates. In April, Marcos recorded a 57% preference vote, an increase from the 55% recorded in February. UPOCTA originally had eight members.
OCTA Research also surveyed a variety of groups and individuals nationwide. Pulse Asia and RMNAPCORE were among those surveyed. In addition to polling the public, OCTA also polled a wide range of candidates. The results are the first in the country. And if you’re thinking of running for president in 2022, OCTA has you covered. And if you’re running for vice president, don’t underestimate the power of Sara Duterte. She’s a strong candidate.
Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan and Dr. Willie Ong tied for second place nationwide, with each garnering 22 percent of the vote nationwide. Meanwhile, Manila City Mayor Isko Moreno came in third place with eight percent of the vote nationwide, with two percent of voters in Mindanao and Visayas. Other candidates, such as Senator Manny Pacquiao and former Defense Secretary Norberto Gonzales, garnered only 0.2 percent of votes nationwide.
OCTA Research Senior Fellow Dr. Guido David recently said that the results of the survey should not be interpreted as a definitive victory or loss for any candidate. The results of this survey are not necessarily indicative of the country’s political direction, as the results are only based on the preferences of the respondents.
The OCTA has worked with a market research firm to do a scientific tracking survey. It conducted a baseline survey in July 2020 and is working to develop a balanced and integrated transportation system. As of September 2021, the OCTA has reported that the unemployment rate has decreased from 18 percent in June 2020 to just 8% in September. This is twice the rate of the pre-pandemic level of 4% in February.