DAVAO CITY – Presidential candidate Mayor Rodrigo Duterte topped the Ateneo de Davao University-University Research Council’s BlueVote 2016 City-wide electoral survey conducted from April 3 to 14 with an overwhelming 88 percent rating.
However, it is not only Duterte who topped the survey but also his children, former mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio and brother incumbent Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte who are both running unopposed for mayor and vice mayor, respectively,
Sara topped the mayoral race with a rating of 95.2 percent leaving her unknown rivals Alfredo Tocante with 0.1 percent and Teodoro Mantilla without a single vote at all. Paolo Duterte got 83.4 percent.
The Ateneo BlueVote 2016 survey gave Senator Grace Poe a 1.5 percent rating followed by Vice President Jejomar Binay with 1 percent, administration candidate Manuel Roxas with 0.60 percent and Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago with 0.3 percent.
In the vice presidential race, Senator Alan Peter Cayetano got a rating of 51 percent followed by Senator Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. with 18.6 percent, Senator Francis Escudero with 6.3 percent and Leni Robredo with 3.5 percent. Around 15.7 percent of the respondents were undecided.
The respondents have ranked peace and order as the top issue (32.2 percent) which the incoming president should address. The other issues that should be addressed are graft and corruption (31.5 percent), employment (25.9 percent), health (25.5 percent), education (24.1 percent), social services (16.6 percent) and disaster preparedness (15.8 percent).
Ateneo’s BlueVote involved 1,601 respondents consisting of 554 (33.4 percent) respondents from District 1, 532 (33.2 percent) from District 2 and 535 (33.4 percent) from District 3.
Out of the total respondents, 1,430 or 89.3 percent are from Davao City while 171 or 0.7 percent are not from the city. Majority or 82.4 percent (1,178) have had their Biometrics taken by the Commission on Elections.
Among Ateneo BlueVote’s top Senators are Miguel Zubiri, Panfilo Lacson, Sergio Osmeña, Frank Drilon, Risa Hontiveros, Vicente Sotto, Dick Gordon, Ralph Recto, Emmanuel Pacquiao, Joel Villanueva, Francis Pangilinan and Win Gatchalian.
Lourdesita Chan, chair of the University Research Council (URC), said the respondents’ primary sources of information include traditional and new media although they paid little attention to tarpaulins, stickers, and flyers. Those who reside in far-flung areas rely on radio while the younger generation within the 18-34 age range relied on social media when it comes to their political candidates’ platforms and advocacies.
Television, which got an 86.6 percent vote, remained the primary source of information when it comes to Mindanao current events, candidates’ attributes, and candidates platforms while radio ranked second with 35.2 percent and social media 20.9 percent. In the 2013 elections, 90 percent of the respondents said they got their information from television followed by internet and social media.