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On the preference of Filipinos for Senators in the 2022 National Elections

THE University of Mindanao Institute of Popular Opinion conducted an online survey from December 21 to 28, 2021 involving Filipino social media users from different regions of the Philippines relative to their preference for senators of the Republic of the Philippines. 

Since the survey was done online as physical contact is still not allowed during the time of conduct of the survey, IPO relied heavily on online and targeted social media users who are targeted and identified via sponsored ads in two social media platforms of Meta (Facebook and Instagram). Respondents were defined to be at least 18 years old, are targeted for contact within the defined geographical radius in each of the major islands of the Philippines, and have valid/active email addresses. Survey was done at a 95% confidence level and 3% margin of error. Results are as follows:


Candidate Percent Rank
Cayetano, Alan Peter 35.5% 1
Escudero, Chiz 34.4% 2
Villar, Mark 33.4% 3
Legarda, Loren  32.6% 4
Tulfo, Raffy 26.9% 5-7
Zubiri, Migz 26.6% 5-7
Villanueva, Joel 26.4% 5-7
Gatchalian, Win 25% 8
Padilla, Robin 24.5% 9-10
Binay, Jejomar 24.1% 9-10
Estrada, Jinggoy 19.7% 11-13
Ejercito, JV 19.2% 11-13
Hontiveros, Risa 19.1% 11-13
Bautista, Herbert 18.8% 14-15
Teodoro, Gibo 18.3% 14-15
Honasan, Gringo 17.4% 16-18
Panelo, Sal 17.2% 16-18
Roque, Harry 17% 16-18
Gordon, Dick 16.3% 19
Gadon, Lorenzo 15.8% 20-22
Diokno, Chel 15.6% 20-22
Piñol, Emmanuel 15.6% 20-22
Undecided to vote for any candidate. 8.1%

Topping the senatorial candidates is Taguig City representative and former Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano who was the top choice of 35.5% of the respondents. He is followed by Sorsogon’s governor and a former senator, Francis “Chiz” Escudero (34.4%) at second place, former DPWH Secretary Mark Villar (33.4%) at third place, and Antique Representative and House Deputy Speaker, Loren Legarda (32.6%), at fourth place. Occupying the fifth to seventh places are TV personality Raffy Tulfo (26.9%) and Senate re-electionists Juan Miguel “Migz” Zubiri (26.6%), and Joel Villanueva (26.4%). Senate re-electionist Win Gatchalian landed 8th place and is preferred by 25% of the respondents, while former Vice-President Jejomar Binay (24.1%) and celebrity Robin Padilla (24.5%) clinched the 9th to 10th ranks. 

Three former senators made on the last places at 11th to 13th ranks – Jinggoy Estrada (19.7%), JV Ejercito (19.2%), and re-electionist Risa Hontiveros (19.1%). 

Finally, trailing the Magic 12 of the IPO survey are former Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista (18.8%) and former National Defense Secretary Gibo Teodoro (18.3%) at 14th to 15th, former Senator and DICT Secretary Gringo Honasan (17.4%), Presidential Legal Counsel Atty. Sal Panelo (17.2%), and former Press Secretary Harry Roque (17%) at 16th to 18th, reelectionist Dick Gordon (16.3%) occupying 19th place, and Atty. Lorenzo Gadon (15.8%), Atty. Chel Diokno (15.6%), and former Agriculture and Mindanao Development Authority Secretary Manny Piñol (15.6%) occupying the 20th to 22nd spot. #


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