Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio is still the most preferred presidential candidate of Filipinos for 2022, while results of a Pulse Asia survey showed.

The survey was conducted from Sept. 6 to 11 and had 2,400 respondents.

Sara was the presidential pick of 20 percent of the respondents, down from 28 percent in a June Pulse Asia poll.

In second place was former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, who mustered 15 percent.

Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso of Manila was third with 13 percent, followed by Sen. Manny Pacquiao with 12 percent.

Also figuring in the poll were Sen. Grace Poe (9 percent), Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo (8 percent), Sen. Panfilo Lacson (6 percent), Taguig-Pateros Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano (4 percent), Sen. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go, former senator Antonio “Sonny” Trillanes IV (1 percent), Walden Bello (.1 percent) and Gibo Teodoro (.1 percent).

Sara dominated the Mindanao vote, receiving 47 percent of votes from her home turf. She was picked by only 8 percent of Luzon voters.

Sotto leapfrogs Duterte as top VP choice

Meanwhile, Senate President Vicente Sotto III emerged as the top pick for vice president, getting 25 percent.

Sotto leapfrogged President Rodrigo Duterte, who topped Pulse Asia’s June survey.

Duterte fell to second place, mustering 14 percent, down four percentage points.

Domagoso was third place in the vice presidency survey with 12 percent of the votes. The survey was conducted before he declared his presidential bid.

Marcos (12 percent) and Pacquiao (7 percent) also received votes for vice president.

The survey has a ± 4 percent error margin at a 95-percent confidence level. John Ezekiel J. Hirro