Having an opportunity to become the president of the Philippines is an honor, a privilege, and a responsibility to uphold the integrity of the nation. Moreover, it’s a big deal to all registered Filipino voters to see their most-deserved public servant in the right position. In fact, the upcoming Philippine presidential election is scheduled on May 9, 2021.

In addition, the Philippine Commission on Elections (COMELEC) is anticipating the time of the election to take place during a crisis. Thus, it made the decision to make the national election take place online via e-mail voting.

Thus, Real Research published a survey on the upcoming 2022 Philippine Presidential Election. The survey hoped to gather the citizens’ favor for the likely candidate to win the election and lead the Philippines. Here are the results.


  • 77.17% of the respondents said the election is choosing the right person to lead the Philippines.
  • Platforms and future plans persuade voters.
  • Most of the respondents believe that the current requirements for the presidency are enough.
  • Former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. holds the current favor.

77.17% Say the Election Will Help Choose the Right Candidate

To start with, in a survey on presidential preferences conducted by Real Research we asked people what is their perception regarding the presidential election. As a result, 77.17% of the respondents believed that the purpose of the election is to choose the right person who will lead the Philippines. While 10.87% opinion is to see the person who is willing to take care the country.

Figure 1: Purpose of the Election

However, every registered voter is looking for a factor for those who are planning to run for the presidency. In fact, 69.57% of the respondents are considering the platform together with the future plans for the country. Meanwhile, 15.22% are checking the proven track records on the legislative actions of every candidate.

Voting Candidates Due Their Popularity

On the other hand, some believe that politicians get votes due to their popularity. Regarding this, 27.17% agree on choosing candidates based on their popularity. In contrast, 26.09% say it is fine if the candidate is popular for being a good servant leader. However, the majority of the respondents, 48.74% say ‘No’ because popularity is not synonymous with professionalism.

Figure 2: Most voters do not vote based on candidate popularity

Presidential Candidates Requirements

Likewise, the survey asks if respondents think the requirements and qualifications for Presidential candidates defined by Article VII, Section 2 of the 1987 Constitution are acceptable. On this, 71.74% of the respondents answer that the qualifications for the candidates are acceptable. While 28.26% said the requirements are not enough.

Figure 3: 71.74% find the Presidential candidate requirements to be acceptable

Similarly, the survey asked every respondent if there is a chance to review more qualifications for running for Presidency. Here, 47.83% want to add the educational attainments related to law and politics for every candidate. More so, 10.87% are looking forward to legitimate examples of law-making or legislative practices.

In addition to the Presidential election, what do people think about the election? 77.17% of the respondents believe the election is to select the right person who will lead the Philippines. On the other hand, 10.87% think the election will see who is willing to take care of the country.

Respondents Chose Marcos as the Next Likely Philippine President

Among the Presidential candidates, former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. takes the lead as the next likely President. It seems the public sees him as their preferred Presidential candidate in the 2022 national elections.

Figure 4: 60.87% think Ferdinand Marcos Jr will be their next President

Based on the survey result, Marcos is leading as the favorite for the presidential race with 60.87% of the respondents. Meanwhile, Leni Robredo took the second spot (5.43%). Following after are Senator Manny Pacquiao and Manila Mayor Isko Morena, both with 3.26%. Lastly, Senator Ronald “bato” dela Rosa (2.17%) and Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson (1.09%).


Survey TitlePublic Opinion On The Upcoming 2022 Presidential Election In The Philippines
DurationOctober 19 – October 26, 2021
Number of Participants200
DemographicsMales and females, aged 21 to 99
Participating Countries Philippines