SENATOR Ferdinand Marcos Jr. was the top pick in the online survey for vice presidential candidates for 2016 conducted by the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP).
Based on the results of the polls published in PUP’s Facebook page, Marcos got 37.36 percent or 50,675 of the total 135,622 votes cast.
Far second was Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo with 21.20 percent or 28,746 votes. Robredo is the running mate of Liberal Party (LP) standard bearer Manuel Roxas 2nd.
Senator Antonio Trillanes 4th was at third place with 18,424 votes, followed by Senator Alan Peter Cayetano who got 17,578 votes.
Senator Francis Escudero, runningmate of Senator Grace Poe, only got 13,976 votes.
He was followed by Sen. Gregorio Honasan 2nd, who garnered 2,765 votes.
Marcos expressed his gratitude to PUP students.
“PUP students are known for their active interest and participation in pressing social and political issues. To learn that I am their choice for the next vice president certainly gives additional encouragement in my pursuing my mission to serve our people,” he said.
Marcos believes that the PUP poll is an indication that the youth sector recognizes his efforts in giving them greater empowerment.
Meanwhile, Santiago also topped the online poll among presidential contenders, getting 64 percent or 86,897 votes.
Poe trailed Santiago at 14.35 percent or 19,456 votes.
Roxas got 15,784 votes, while Vice President Jejomar Binay garnered 9,846 votes.