- Senator Bongbong Marcos topped the Arellano University main campus mock poll
- It was the second time in a week that the vice presidential aspirant led a university pre-election survey
- Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte was the most preferred presidential candidate in the same poll.
MANILA, Philippines – Senator Bongbong Marcos topped the Arellano University mock poll recently conducted among its students at its main campus in Legarda. It was the second time in a week that the Ilocano senator led a university pre-election survey.
A press release dated March 6 on the Senate website said Marcos was preferred by 51.26% of the respondents, taking 182 of the 355 votes casted by Arellano University students and sponsored by COMSCI Society in cooperation with Arellano University Politeia (Political Science) and Arellano University Supreme Student Council (AUSSC).
In the same poll, Mayor Rodrigo Duterte led in the presidentiables with 51.5 %.
Marcos had just wrapped up his campaign in the Nueva Vizcaya province where he was welcomed by Rep. Carlos Padilla, Nueva Vizcaya Governor Ruth Padilla and Vice Governor Lambert Galima.
Rep. Padilla endorsed Marcos before thousands of his constituents who attended the senators’ Unity Caravan rally.
“Siya po ang dapat nating maging susunod na vice president dahil siya ay may angking galing at napatunayan na sa pagseserbisyo sa ating mga mga Pilipino,” Padilla said. [He (Marcos) deserves to be the next vice president because he possesses competence and has been proven to have served the Filipinos well.]
Last week, Marcos also trounced his rivals in the mock poll conducted among Adamson University students in Manila.
Marcos took 46.35 % of the votes from 1,524 respondents. That time, however, it was his runningmate Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago who was the runaway choice; receiving an overwhelming majority of 64.06 %. (Click here to read more)