Kulelat na, may kahawig pa! Dong Mangudadatu battles with ‘Mangondato’ in survey

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Maguindanao Rep. Zajid “Dong” Mangudadatu is facing an uphill climb to become a senator, with less than four out of 10 voters aware of him and a candidate whose surname sounds like his.

Pulse Asia’s latest survey on the senatorial race showed Mangudadatu ranked 22nd to 28th in a field of 70 senatorial candidates. Only 38 percent of respondents said they were aware of him.

A possible contributor to Mangudadatu’s poor showing in the survey is the candidacy of one Faisal Mangondato, who is running as an independent.

Mangondato is ranked 34th to 55th in the survey, with only 15 percent of respondents saying they were aware of who he was.

Pulse Asia conducted the survey nationwide from December 14 to 21, 2018 using face-to-face interviews.