Re-electionists still dominate the mayoralty race in Metro Manila’s 16 cities and one municipality, a non-commissioned poll conducted by RP-Mission and Development Foundation Inc. (RPMD) showed.
In the survey conducted from December 16-23, 2021, Mayor Joy Belmonte remained the clear frontrunner in Quezon City, garnering 62 percent of the vote over Anakalusugan party-list Rep. Mike Defensor’s 35 percent.
In Pasig City, 69% of respondents backed incumbent Mayor Vico Sotto, whereas only 30 percent said they will vote for Vice Mayor Iyo Bernardo.
Navotas Rep. John Rey Tiangco (80%) and Caloocan Rep. Along Malapitan (75%) edged other candidates for the mayoralty post in their respective cities.
Rep. Ruffy Biazon got 69% of the vote in Muntinlupa City as opposed to Marc Red Marinas at 26 percent.
Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna in Manila attained 53% of the vote while former Rep. Amado Bagatsing got 28% and Alex Lopez 12%.
Other frontrunners are incumbent mayors Abby Binay of Makati City (90%), Emi Calixto-Rubiano of Pasay (87%), Imelda Aguilar of Las Piñas (86%), Ike Ponce III of Pateros (84%), Marcy Teodoro of Marikina (52%) and Francis Zamora of San Juan (80%).
Other leading bets are Rep. Weslie Gatchalian of Valenzuela (88%), Benjamin Abalos Sr. in Mandaluyong (85%), Rep. Lani Cayetano of Taguig (68%), Rep. Eric Olivarez of Paranaque (67%), Jeannie Sandoval (50%) in Malabon.
The “Halalan 2022 NCR Survey” has a margin of error range of 2.5% to 3% for large cities.