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Philippine elections

Robredo gains on Marcos in Philippine presidential race

Support for vice president grows 9 points, but dictator's son keeps big lead

A new poll shows Vice President Leni Robredo, left, is gaining on front-runner Ferdinand Marcos Jr, but remains a long way back in the Philippines presidential race. (Source photos by AP and Reuters) 

MANILA -- Vice President Leni Robredo is gaining ground on front-runner Ferdinand Marcos Jr. in the Philippine presidential election race, a new poll published Wednesday showed.

Just over a month ahead of the May 9 election, Robredo gained 9 percentage points to attain a voter preference score of 24%, according to the Pulse Asia survey conducted March 17-21. Marcos, the son and namesake of the late Philippine dictator, still enjoys a comfortable lead, despite his score dipping to 56% from 60% in a February survey.

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