Grace Poe closes in on Jojo Binay in latest SWS presidential poll
Senator Grace Poe surged in the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) electoral survey and closed in on Vice President Jejomar “Jojo” Binay, who remained in the lead.
Poe went up 10 percentage points to 31 percent in March from 21 percent in December, as shown in the latest SWS poll results published on Thursday, April 16, 2015, by BusinessWorld.
Only five percentage points separated her from Binay who lost one point, going down to 36 percent in March from 37 percent in December.
The survey, which has sampling error margins of ±3 points for national percentages, and ±6 points each for the geographical areas, was conducted from March 20 to 23 among 1,200 respondents.
Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte also surged by 10 points, getting 15 percent of the total responses.
Duterte overtook four other potential candidates and tied with Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas, who went down to 15 percent from 19 percent.
The mayor leapt past Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago (11 percent in March, up from 10 percent in December), Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada (up 11 percent from nine percent) and Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero (eight percent in March, down from nine percent).
Other presidential contenders mentioned in the survey were Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. (now seven percent from three percent) and Senator Alan Peter Cayetano (four percent from three percent). CB
Editor’s Note: The infographic has been revised to correct the following — preference for Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte was only 5 percent in December 2014 and not 21 percent. His rating increased from 5 percent last quarter to 15 percent in March.
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