Philippines' Marcos keeps big lead in poll on presidential race

FILE PHOTO: Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., the son and namesake of the late Philippine dictator, delivers a speech during a campaign rally in San Fernando, Pampanga province, Philippines, April 29, 2022. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez/File Photo

MANILA (Reuters) - Ferdinand Marcos Jr has maintained his wide lead in the Philippines presidential election race in a new survey released on Monday, but some political observers say the game may not be over for closest rival Leni Robredo.

Support for Marcos, the son and namesake of the ousted dictator who ruled the Philippines for two decades, remained at 56% ahead of next week's ballot, while Robredo, the incumbent vice president, slipped to 23% from 24% a month ago in the Pulse Asia surveys.

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