OLONGAPO CITY, Zambales: Finally, Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has overtaken his closest rival in the vice presidential race– Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero.
In the latest Pulse Asia survey taken from March 8 to 13, 2016, the ABS-CBN commissioned survey showed Marcos edging out Escudero, getting 25 percent of the vote of the 4,000 people polled.
Escudero got 24 percent, one point lower than the 25 percent he got in the previous survey.
Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo trailed the two senators at 20 percent, followed by Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano, 13 percent, Sen. Antonio Trillanes 4th, six percent and Sen. Gregorio Honasan, five percent.
“We are happy that our message of unity resonates and is being accepted by the people. I think we are moving in the right direction. We remain focused on the campaign and we will continue to work harder to get our message across to more people,” Marcos said.
His latest rating was three points higher than the rating he got in the March 1 to 6 Pulse Asia survey also commissioned by ABS-CBN.
He retained his lead in the National Capital Region(NCR or Metro Manila) at 35 percent and the Balance of Luzon, 29 percent.
Marcos also took Class ABC at 31 percent and Class D at 27 percent.
In a statement, the senator said the latest survey inspires him to work even harder in the campaign.