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Poe grabs top spot in latest SWS poll; Binay loses big

/ 07:18 AM March 14, 2016

Senator Grace Poe took the top spot from Vice President Jejomar Binay in the latest presidential survey of the Social Weather Stations (SWS) done in early March.

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Poe and former-Interior Secretary Mar Roxas gained in the latest polling commissioned by BusinessWorld, while Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Binay lost points, with the Vice President losing the most.

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Gaining three points from the last BusinessWorld-SWS poll in February, Poe got 27 percentage points in the March 4 to 7 survey, which was done before the March 8 ruling of the Supreme Court which cleared her to run for the May election.

Poe overtook Binay for the top spot after the Vice President lost five points and went down to 24 percent, landing him in second place.

Roxas got the biggest boost gaining four points, rising to 22 percent and the third place.

Meanwhile, Duterte slumped three points down to 21 percent and sliding to fourth place. Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago again got four points and still ranked fifth.

The SWS pre-election survey was done after the first presidential debate in Cagayan de Oro on Feb. 21. The poll was done using face-to-face interviews with 1,800 validated voters. It had a margin of error of + or – 2 percentage points.

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