SWS survey: 9 administration candidates in Magic 12


Administration candidates were off to a good start in dominating the senatorial race early in the campaign period, a recent Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey found.

Nine candidates of the administration-backed Team PNoy had a statistical chance of winning a Senate seat if the elections were held on Feb. 15-17, results of the SWS survey showed.

Team PNoy is an alliance of candidates from the Liberal Party (LP), Nacionalista Party (NP), Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC), PDP Laban and Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino (LDP).

Only three candidates of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) made it to the list of probable winners.

The election period officially started on Jan. 13, but campaigning for Senate seats began on Feb. 12.

Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV (LP/Team PNoy, 42 percent), first cousin of President Aquino, broke into the list of winning candidates for the first time in four election surveys, taking  the ninth to 10th spot. He was up from 15th place in the January survey in which he obtained 34 percent.

Also winning a spot after being edged out in the past two surveys was Aurora Rep. Juan Edgardo “Sonny” M. Angara (LDP/Team PNoy, 39 percent), who ranked 11th to 12th—up one spot in the previous survey where he placed 13th also with 39 percent.

Enrile, Honasan fall

It was a big fall for UNA candidates Jack Enrile (38 percent) and Sen. Gringo Honasan (34 percent), who were both dislodged from the previous survey’s winning list.

Jack Enrile, the son of Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, slipped to 13th place from 8th to 9th in the previous survey in which he got 46 percent.

Honasan fell to 15th place—down from his fifth to sixth ranking in the January survey in which he obtained 48 percent.

As in the past two surveys, Sen. Loren Legarda (NPC/Team PNoy) topped the latest SWS survey, with 64 percent of adults saying they would vote for her, one percentage point down from 65 percent in the January survey.

Also staying in their rankings for the past three surveys were Sen. Chiz Escudero (independent/Team PNoy, 62 percent) and Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano (NP/Team Pnoy, 58 percent), who occupied the second and third places, respectively.

Occupying the fourth spot was the wife of outgoing Sen. Manny Villar, former Las Piñas Rep. Cynthia Villar (NP/Team PNoy, 53 percent).

Both in fifth to sixth place were former Movie and Television Review and Classification Board chief Grace Poe (independent/Team PNoy, 48 percent) and Sen. Koko Pimentel (PDP-Laban/Team PNoy, 48 percent).

In seventh place was Nancy Binay (UNA, 47 percent), followed by Sen. Sonny Trillanes (NP/Team PNoy, 46 percent) in eighth place.

Sharing the ninth to tenth place with Aquino was JV Ejercito (UNA), who also got 42 percent.

Also in 11th to 12th place with Angara was former Bukidnon Rep. Juan Miguel Zubiri (UNA), who obtained 39 percent.

Aside from Enrile and Honasan, those who barely made it to the list were former Sen. Jamby Madrigal (LP/Team PNoy, 36 percent), former Sen. Ramon Magsasay Jr. (LP/Team PNoy, 32 percent) and former Sen. Richard Gordon (UNA, 31 percent)

The poll outfit said 47 percent of respondents chose a full slate of 12 candidates; 2 percent were either undecided or did not have an answer; and 4 percent had invalid ballots.

The noncommissioned survey used face-to-face interviews with 1,200 registered voters nationwide and had a margin of error of plus-or-minus 3 percentage points.—Inquirer Research

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  • filipinaskoh

    That!s very good!

    I hope not only enrile will be dislodged but also nancy Binay and JV ejercito.
    What will these Sons of a “dog” will do in the senate. 

  • vaporub123

    dapat lang naman hindi mananalo yan sila honasan at jack enrile dahil tyak masasayang lang ang mga pasweldo at pork barrel sa mga yan.lalo pang lalala ang smuggling sa cagayan.wala naman ginawa si honasan habang nasa senado kungdi suportahan ang amo niyang si enrile.isama na ninyo si zubiri na kapit tuko sa puwesto.kung di pa nabisto ay hindi reresign.

  • mabyrik

    Today, it’s 9-3, in favor of Team-Pnoy against “Team tatlong-Kurakot”. Good over evil, Decency over impunity, Transparency over obscurity. 

    May I ask please? Can black win over white? No way!!! It won’t happen and it certainly will not happen in this mid-term election. The sign is very clear and it is very obvious at this moment in time.

    Tomorrow, it could be 12-0 or 11-0-1. But the other survivor will not come from UNA. Who knows, Hagedorn or Villanueva may be it but not anyone from UNA. 

    As most nets are saying, as the election fever heats up, LP is getting hotter by the day while UNA is freezing by the day and night because more and more people are becoming more aware how obnoxious and corrupt this “Team 3 kurakot” is. The nightmare of a powerful “Team 3-kurakot” is for real and is sending a chilling effect to each every decent member of our society.

    Binay questions the latest survey. To Binay, the survey is wrong because 9 Team Pnoy candidates made it but it is correct in placing Nancy’s in # 7 position. This kind of reasoning exposed how obscure Binay’s mind is. 

    I can’t forget how he jumped up and down like a crazy chimpanzee on earlier surveys showing UNA’s dominance. It was the time when people are not yet aware how rotten the UNA candidates are but the time is changing.

    Netizens, let us work harder to give UNA ZERO slot in this election. We can do it and we have 2 months to do it. We can show to this Team 3 kurakot” that voters are now awake and they will not be swayed by dynastic names alone.


    • jElly_aCe

       sama mo na c bam aquino.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/WNJTQYHM4B5XMJAU6PCPFHYSSQ Francisco

      I agree with you 101 percent!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4VXRVWRZU433BZSWHGJJMVLWGQ John

    WTF…how could you ever say this is a survey…how many millions of voters are there, and yet the respondents for the said survey 1,200 registered voters “ONLY..?”

    • FILIPINOpatriot4ever

       Clearly, you know nothing about statistics.

  • rodben

    Ito ang napakalaking problema sa Pinas maraming botante ang na iinganyo sa propaganda survey na ito kya hindi magbabago ang political systems sa Pinas at lalong wala ng asenso ang kabuhayan….kung sino kasi ang malaking bigay yon ang lumalabas sa mga survey…pera pera talaga bawat election….sa probensya nalang malaki ang bigayan kong sino ang naka-upo doon naman kasi kung sino ang malaki ang bigay tyak na iboboto sya kahit sya pa ang pinakamagnanakaw na politico..

  • FILIPINOpatriot4ever

    Team PNoy is for good governance and continuing reforms in governement.

    United Nakaw Alliance is for the old status quo of trapo and patronage politics.

    Team PNoy is good for the country.

    I hope all of them wins.

  • kulittwit

    Yahooo!! Team PNoy for the big win!!


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