Malacañang on Friday dismissed an online survey that showed Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo as the top choice of Filipinos to be the country’s next president, saying its results were derived from “wishful thinking.”

Roque was reacting to a survey conducted by, a “platform designed to gather and display data to serve as an active pulse online platform in Philippine politics for the upcoming 2022 elections.”

“Mukhang wishful thinking po iyan at hindi ko po naririnig kung ano iyong polling company na iyan,” he said in a Laging Handa briefing.

“Ang pinaniniwalaan ko po ay iyong mga pinagkakatiwalaang polling companies na malinaw po kung paano ang procedure nila bagama’t 1,200 ang kanilang sample,” he added.

In second place was Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte. Trailing her were Sen. Manny Pacquiao, Sen. Christopher “Bong” Go, former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr., Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso and Sen. Grace Poe.

President Rodrigo Duterte’s six-year term will end on June 30, 2021. John Ezekiel J. Hirro