If the May 2022 elections are held today, Senators Manny Pacquiao and Sorsogon Governor Francis Escudero could lead the senatorial polls, based on the results of a survey conducted by the OCTA Research Team released on Tuesday, February 23, 2021.
In the independent and non-commissioned Response of the Mass survey conducted from January 26 to February 1, out of 1,200 respondents were asked to choose 12 names from a list of potential senatorial candidates.
They were also given the option to provide a name that was not on the list.
Pacquiao, whose probable senatorial bid was supported by 57% of respondents, was first and second in the survey.
He was followed by Escudero (53%) who could be ranked first through fourth, while Taguig-Pateros Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano (50%) could put him from second to fifth.
Other potential senatorial candidates within the statistical chance of winning the May 2022 election are broadcaster Erwin Tulfo (47%, second-eighth); Antique Rep. Loren Legarda (46%, third-ninth), Manila City Mayor Francisco Domagoso (44%, fourth-ninth), Senator Panfilo Lacson (43%, fourth-10th), former Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. (42%, fourth-10th), Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri (40%, fifth-10th), former Senator Jinggoy Estrada (37%, seventh-13th), former Senator JV Ejercito (34%, 10th-17th), Senator Sherwin Gatchalian (33%, 10th-20th), former Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista (32%, 10th- 20th), former Senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino (31%, 11th-21st), Senator Richard Gordon (30%, 11th-22nd), Senator Francis Pangilinan (30%, 11th-22nd), Batangas Rep. Vilma Santos-Recto (28%, 11th-22nd), former Senator Mar Roxas (27%, 12th-24th), Senator Risa Hontiveros (27%, 12th-24th), and Leyte Rep. Lucy Torres Gomez (27%, 12th-24th).