Former, incumbent lawmakers lead list of preferred Senate bets

Sotto, Drilon top Senate bets in latest survey

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 11:43 AM April 01, 2016
Senate President Franklin Drilon  INQUIRER PHOTO / GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

Senate President Franklin Drilon INQUIRER PHOTO / GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

Former and incumbent lawmakers lead the list of probable winners in the senatorial race for the May elections, results of the latest ABS-CBN-commissioned Pulse Asia survey revealed.

The survey, conducted from March 15-20, showed Senators Vicente Sotto III and Franklin Drilon shared the top spots with 53.6 percent and 51 percent. The two senators were placed in the 1st-2nd range.


READ: Sotto back on top as most preferred senatorial bet—Pulse Asia

Former senators Francis Pangilinan and Panfilo Lacson landed the 3rd-4th places with 47.6 percent and 45.2 percent.


Former senator Juan Miguel Zubiri got 40 percent, placing him in 5th place while another former senator, Richard Gordon, had 36 percent, placing him in the 6th-11th range.

Five candidates shared the 6th to 12th places: Sarangani Representative Emmanuel  “Manny” Pacquiao (35.7%), former Akbayan Party List Representative Risa Hontiveros (34.3%), Senator Sergio R. Osmeña III (34.2%), former Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) Director General Emmanuel Villanueva (34.0%), and former Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Leila M. de Lima (33.8%).

Senator Ralph Recto completes the list of probable winners in the May senatorial elections with 32.8%, 7th to 12th places.

Filipinos identified a mean of seven and a median of eight of their preferred candidates in the Senate.

The survey has 4,000 respondents with biometric data and has a plus-or-minus 1.5 percent margin of error. CDG
READ: Pangilinan leads, veterans still dominate Pulse Asia Senate poll

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