Poe regains lead; Binay, Roxas, Duterte in ‘statistical tie’—Pulse Asia
Sen. Grace Poe has regained her lead to become the leading candidate to succeed President Benigno Aquino III in 2016, the recent Pulse Asia survey showed.
The Pulse Asia’s Pulso ng Bayan Pre-Electoral Survey, which was conducted from January 24 to 28 among 1,800 respondents, revealed that 30 percent of the respondents would vote for Poe.
Vice President Jejomar Binay who got 23 percent, shared the second spot with Liberal Party standard-bearer Manuel “Mar” Roxas II and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte who both garnered 20 percent.
The question asked was “Sa mga taong nasa listahang ito, sino ang inyong iboboto bilang PRESIDENTE NG PILIPINAS kung ang eleksyon ng 2016 ay gaganapin ngayon at sila ay mga kandidato?
(Among the people in this list, who will you vote for president of the Philippines if elections 2016 were held today and they are the candidates?)
Also included in the said list were Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago, Roy Seneres, Mel Mendoza and Dante Valencia.
Pulse Asia said the four other presidential candidates have voter preferences of at most 4 percent while 3 percent of registered voters are not inclined to vote for any of the presidential candidates.
Ronald Holmes, Pulse Asia president, said only Poe and Binay experienced “marked movements in their presidential voter preferences between December 2015 and January 2016.”
According to a poll survey last December 2015, Poe got a 9-percent increase while Binay had a 10-percent decline.
Roxas increased by 3 percent while Duterte’s numbers decline by three percentage points.
Across geographic areas and socioeconomic classes, Poe topped the suvery among respondents in the National Capital Region (NCR) (33 percent) and Balance Luzon (39 percent).
Furthermore, Poe was the top choice of classes ABCD (25 percent) and D (32 percent).
Meanwhile, Binay dominated the class E with 30 percent.
Roxas got the majority of voter preference in the Visayas with 32 percent while Duterte got 48 percent voter preference in Mindanao.
On the other hand, in the vice presidential derby, Poe’s running mate Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero maintained his lead having 33 percent voter preference while Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. placed second with 23 percent.
Camarines Sur Rep. Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo and Sen. Alan Peter S. Cayetano both landed in the third place with 18 percent and 14 percent, respectively.
Sen. Gregorio Honasan got 5 percent while Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV obtained 4 percent.
Both Escudero and Robredo had an increase of 4 percentage points.
Cayetano’s and Honasan’s numbers declined by 4 percentage points while there was no change in the voter preference for Marcos and Trillanes.
Across geographic areas and socioeconomic classes, Marcos topped NCR with 36 percent and class ABC with 28 percent.
Escudero, meanwhile, got the majority of voter preference in Balance Luzon (33 percent), Visayas (32 percent) and Mindanao (29 percent). RAM
2016 ELECTIONS: PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE SCREENGRAB from Pulse Asia survey
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