Vice President Jejomar Binay is still the presidential candidate to reckon with according to the latest BusinessWorld-Social Weather Stations (SWS) Survey released on Friday.
Binay got the nod of 31 percent of respondents, registering an increase of five percentage points from the last survey in December 2015.
Statistically tied after the vice president were Sen. Grace Poe with 24 percent (down by two percentage points from December), followed closely by Liberal Party’s Manuel Roxas 2nd with 21 percent (down a percentage point) and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte still with 20 percent.
Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago, meanwhile, got three percent, which was a percentage point lower than her rating in December.
The SWS said the survey used face-to-face interviews with 1,200 validated voters — 300 each in Metro Manila, Balance of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.