MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – In a yet-to-be-released poll by Pools Asia, Senator Manny Pacquiao has overtaken Vice President Leni Robredo in voter preference if the presidential elections were held today.
While former Senator Bongbong Marcos maintains his commanding lead at 65% of poll votes, Pacquiao now is at No. 2 with 12% of the votes, compared to Robredo’s 10%.
Poll respondents were asked to state the reason for their preference. All those who picked Pacquiao were unanimous in saying that the champion boxer-turned senator was more generous than the VP.
Pacquiao has been giving out P1,000 to potential voters, while Robredo has reportedly paid just P500 to each of those who attended her Cavite political rally last Friday, according to a Cavite solon.