Bongbong Marcos Tops The Presidentiables Survey, DigiVoice

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Soon after the Pulse Asia presidentiables survey, which was conducted from September 6 to 11 and published on September 29, Antonio Contreras’ DigiVoice conducted its own presidentiables survey, which was published on September 30.

Given that both firms used many common names as first and second choices, Contrera thought it would be interesting to compare their results and see where they agreed or disagreed.

Contrera had ensured apples-to-apples comparability by using the same Excel template he had created for his Pulse Asia analysis and adjusting the algorithm as needed.

Keeping in mind that for this purpose, he only used the first and second choices from the DigiVoice survey. The following are the results:

Antonio Contreras’s DigiVoice Survey Supports Pulse Asia’s Conclusions. | Photo Courtesy: Manila Times

DigiVoice received more votes than Pulse Asia for the top two contenders (former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso), while Pulse Asia received more votes than DigiVoice for the last two contenders (Senators Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao and Panfilo “Ping” Lacson).

In summary, DigiVoice rates Marcos slightly higher than Pulse Asia by 10%, Domagoso significantly higher than Pulse Asia by 50%, and Pacquiao significantly lower by 66%.

DigiVoice ranks Marcos slightly higher than Pulse Asia, Domagoso ranks 50 percent higher than Pulse Asia, ranks of Pacquiao significantly lower than Pulse Asia by 66 percent, and ranks Lacson 34 percent lower than Pulse Asia.

The addition of Sara Duterte-Carpio’s votes to Marcos’ votes is a recurring question about these and previous Tables I’ve presented. As long as Duterte-Carpio does not file a certificate of candidacy (CoC) for president, she is viewed as a Marcos ally.

If she files her CoC, nothing is simpler than disaggregating the two votes in the template to generate the revised results. Similarly, adding or subtracting any number of people will be simple.