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Change is coming to QC? Mike Defensor edges out Joy Belmonte in survey

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Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte may end up as a one-term wonder, with a survey by the Issues and Advocacy Center (IAC) showing Anakalusugan party-list Rep. Mike Defensor leading the mayoralty race.

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Based on IAC’s Sept. 27 to Oct. 8 Pulso ng Bayan survey, 41 percent of Quezon City respondents said they will vote for Defensor while 27 percent said they will vote for Belmonte.

The survey results showed Defensor leading Belmonte in all socio-economic classes from ABC, D and E, according to IAC director Ed Malay.

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“If this trend continues, there could be a new mayor for the storied city in 2022,” said Malay, a member of the World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR).

Defensor is running alongside Quezon City councilor Winnie Castelo while Belmonte is seeking reelection with Vice Mayor Gian Sotto.