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Raffy Tulfo maintains top spot in OCTA's late April senatorial survey

Broadcaster Raffy Tulfo keeps his lead among fellow senatorial candidates in the 2022 elections based on OCTA Research's survey conducted late April.

Results of the Tugon ng Masa Survey conducted on April 22 to 25 showed Tulfo with 63%  preference votes out of the 2,400 sample size with a ±2% margin of error.

Tulfo was followed by former Public Works and Highways secetary Mark Villar with 55% and Antique Representative Loren Legarda with 51%.

Senate Majority Leader Miguel Zubiri earned the fourth spot with 49%. He was followed by Sorsogon governor and former senator Francis "Chiz" Escudero with 46% and actor Robin Padilla with 44%.

Taguig Representative and former senator Alan Cayetano garnered 40%, Senator Win Gatchalian got 39%, Senator Joel Villanueva 36%, and former senator Jinggoy Estrada 33%.

Former senator JV Ejercito, Senator Risa Hontiveros, and former vice president Jejomar Binay were tied at the end of the winning spots ranking 9th-14th with 31%. Binay slipped from 7th-11th place with 42% in the previous survey down to the tail of the winning ranks.

Close to the Magic 12 spots were former Quezon City mayor Herbert Bautista (27%),  former presidential spokesperson Harry Roque (24%), retired Philippine National Police chief Guillermo Eleazar (22%), and former senator Gringo Honasan (22%).

The OCTA poll was conducted nationwide on 2,400 male and female respondents aged 18 years and above who are registered and likely voters from income Class AB, C, D or E homes.

OCTA's margin of error is ±2%.

The interviewers of the non-commissioned survey presented a list of candidates and asked the respondents if the senatorial elections are held today, whom they will vote for. Respondents were instructed to choose up to 12.

According to OCTA, respondents were informed that they could add names who are not on the list.

The same survey also shows former senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. and his running-mate, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, leading ahead of their rivals in the presidential and vice presidential race, respectively.   —KBK, GMA News