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Team PNoy dominates foes in SWS suvery

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12:29 PM February 26th, 2013

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February 26th, 2013 12:29 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Team PNoy candidates dominated  the latest  pre-election  survey of the  Social Weather Station  with President Benigno Aquino III’s cousin, Paolo Benigno “Bam”  Aquino, entering  the  “Magic 12  for the  first time.

From 15th place in January,  Aquino is now in 9-10 in the  survey by SWS  from February 15 to 17 and commissioned by BusinessWorld.

Former Las Pinas Representative Cynthia Villar jumped from 8th and 9th in January to 4th place  in February while former MTRCB chairperson Grace Poe-Llmanazares also made a big leap from 10th and 11th in January to  5th in February.

Aquino, Villar  and Poe-Llamanzares are among the  nine  Team Pnoy candidates who made it to the “Magic 12″ based on the survey.

Only three candidates of the United Nationalist Alliance  (UNA) made it to the top 12: Nancy Binay,  daughter of Vice President Jejomar Binay, San Juan Representative  JV Ejercito,  and former Senator  Juan Miguel Zubiri.

The top  12  are:

1.      Senator Loren Legarda, 64 percent (Team Pnoy)
2.      Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero, 62 percent (Team Pnoy)
3.      Senator Alan  Peter Cayetano, 58 percent (Team Pnoy)
4.      Former Las Pinas  Representative Cynthia Villar, 53 percent (Team Pnoy)
5.      Former MTRCB chairperson Grace Poe-Lllamanzares, 48 percent (Team Pnoy)
6.      Senator  Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, 48 percent (Team Pnoy)
7.      Nancy Binay, 47 percent (UNA)
8.      Senator Antonio Trillanes  IV, 46 percent (Team Pnoy)
9.      San Juan Represntative JV Ejercito, 42 percent (UNA)
10.   Paolo Bam Aquino, 42 percent (Team Pnoy)
11.   Aurora Representative Sonny Angara, 39 percent (Team Pnoy)
12.   Former Representative Juan Miguel Zubiri, 39 percent (UNA

Senator Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan who ranked 5-6 in January slid to 15th  while  Cagayan Representative Jack Enrile, son of Senate President Juan Ponce-Enrile slid to 13th from 8-9.

Both Honasan and Enrile are running under UNA.

The only three  candidates of Team Pnoy who did not make it to the top 12 are former Senators Maria Ana Consuelo “Jamby” Madrigal and Ramon Magsasay, who ranked 14th and 16th respectively,  and  former Akbayan Representative  Risa Hontiveros, who ias at 18th place.

The latest survey, using face-to-face interviews with 1,200 registered voters nationwide, was conducted just days after  the  official campaign on the national level  started last February 9.

It had a  margin of error of +/-3 percent for national and +/- 6 percent for “area percentage.”

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