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Philippine elections

Marcos-Duterte alliance confirms lead in Philippine election poll

Presidential children in pole position for two top posts ahead of May 9 voting

Ferdinand Marcos Jr and Sara Duterte have topped the latest poll by a wide margin for Philippine president and vice president.     © Reuters

MANILA -- Ferdinand Marcos Jr, son of the late Philippine dictator of the same name, and the daughter of President Rodrigo Duterte widened their lead in the latest opinion polls for president and vice president, respectively.

Marcos's score surged to 60% in a Jan. 19 to 24 survey by independent polling agency Pulse Asia, rising from 53% in December.

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