Binay still ahead


Untitled-1Poe, Duterte surge in latest SWS survey


Vice President Jejomar Binay has maintained his lead in the latest survey on who Filipinos would most likely take to Malacañang.

Sen. Grace Poe and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, however, managed to surge in the poll conducted by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) from March 20 to 23.

The SWS survey was conducted just three days after Poe reported out the highlights of a joint Senate inquiry into the Mamasapano incident. The daughter of the late action film king, Fernando Poe Jr., presided over the inquiry as head of the Senate Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs.

The survey used face-to-face interviews with 1,200 adults nationwide and had sampling error margins of plus/minus 3 points for national percentages, and plus/minus 6 points each for Metro Manila, Balance Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

The respondents were not given a list to choose from and were instead asked to give names of up to three persons whom they thought should succeed President Benigno Aquino 3rd when he steps down on June 30 next year.

The survey results show Poe, the topnotcher in the 2013 senatorial elections, narrowing the gap between her and Binay to only five percentage points.

The senator got a 31 percent rating while the Vice President, who is still on top, rated 36 percent.

Binay, however, shed one percentage point in March. He got 37 percent in December.

His satisfaction ratings continue to drop after he and his family were hounded by corruption allegations. The release of the survey results came as the Senate blue ribbon committee resumed its televised public hearings on Binay’s alleged irregularities during his term as mayor of Makati City (Metro Manila).

Poe, who started as a common candidate of the Liberal Party and the opposition United Nationalist Alliance, advanced from 21 percent in December to 31 percent in March.

Duterte, who has been touring the country to campaign for a shift to the federal form of government, also made a quantum leap, surging to 15 percent in March from just 5 percent in March.

He is now tied for third with the presumptive Liberal Party standard-bearer, Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas 2nd whose ratings plummeted from 19 percent to 15 percent.

Duterte overtook four other potential candidates–Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago (11 percent), deposed president and now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada (11 percent) and Sen. Francis Escudero (8 percent).

Binay’s political affairs spokesman Rico Paolo Quicho welcomed the results of the survey and said the Vice President will continue working for the benefit of the people.

“The Vice President is truly grateful for the trust and recognition as shown by the results of the latest SWS presidential survey. This is defined by the competence and compassion of the Vice President as manifested in his programs in Makati especially in health and education and assisting OFWs [overseas Filipino workers]as Presidential Adviser on OFW Concerns and the gains achieved by the Pag-IBIG Fund,” Quicho said.

“The Vice President is focused on the task at hand and would continue to provide his kind of leadership and performance whoever will be the other presidential aspirants,” he added.



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  1. ako din di naniniwala sa mag survey. At Kung ako papipiliin Duterte ako for President. Bakit? Kasi we really need kamay na bakal na kayang magpatupad ng batas. Give our country a chance to change. Discipline is all what we need right now. Only Duterte can do it. Only for 6 years let Duterte do all the works Gaya ng ginawa Nya sa Davao. Maumpisahan Lang Nya I’m sure after 6 years susunod na and papalit s kanya. About Binay- titiwala ka pa ba sa mag Gaya nila na puro kasinungalingan ang pinapakita sa bayan. Baka pag Siya bubutuhin pati Pilipinas maibebenta na rin ng di natin alam. Their motives are for their own good only. Before they were saying prove it, now na na prove na politics Lang daw. Sabi Nya galing siya sa mahirap kaya ngayon mayaman na Siya.

  2. For me, kahit bago sa pulitika basta hindi magnanakaw na katulad ni Binay ay kay Senator Poe na lang ako. Aanhin mo na naman kung experience sa pulitika at magnanakaw naman. So sana matututo naman tayong mga Pinoy mag isip. Hindi ako kumporme sa Survey na ginawa. Mga baliw lang ang boboto kay Binay. Milyon milyon ang kinurakut niya and then boboto pa tayo sa kanya. Nakakahiya ang mga ugali nating Pinoy, Sa mga Pinoy na mga kababayan ko please lang mag isip naman tayo. Bago di pa huli ang lahat

  3. You hit them right in their bone heads dude! Mga ngakngak wala namang mga ebidensiya katulad ng amu nilang na si Tony Trillanes, and for his being dishonourable person ay malapit na siyang mag-haji-hara-kiri (shameless belly cutting).

  4. Wala sa survey pero ang matinding kalaban ni Susmaryosep ay si Conchita. Paano siyang mananalo kung nakakulong na?

    • Oh yeah? Keep on day dreaming Philip and you will woke up only to be shocked by the reality that a President Binay is the new tenant of Malacañan Palace. Better prepare yourself.

  5. The surveys shows otherwise….binay will clobber all his opponents in 2016….with all the mudraking he had gone through and still coming out on top….. he had practically weathered the storm

  6. apolonio reyes on

    Hindi ako NANINIWALA sa surveys ng SWS at FALSE ASIA pagka’t kaya ayaw nila ilabas kung sino partido o politico ang nagpa-survey sa kanila at makikita na lagi nila itong pinapaboran. Bakit kaya hinid mag sama-sama ang tatong higanteng network, ABS-CBN, Channel 7 at Channel 5 mag combine force gaya nang darating na laban nila Paquiao-Mayweather at sila ang gumawa ng txt surveys at ito ay pamamalahan ng SYSIP-GORES ang resulta gaya ng ginagawa nila sa mga beauty contests at nang VOICE KIDS, karamihan naman ng voting age, mayaman o mahirap, ay meron nang cellphones kaya magiging KAPANIPANIWALA ANG RESULTA.

  7. Nancy Bulok Cake on

    Less than two more years before the 2016 elections, the ratings of Binay will go down to 1%. The 1% will be the respondents that received money from the Binays. By June 2016, the whole Philippines will realize how corrupt the Binays are, and will vote for somebody who will be going to the “daang matuwid” and who will not sell the islands of the Philippines to China. Binay’s plan of the islands will be to give in to China with a 30% commission or kickbacks as reported in a well known international website.

    • REALLY! ow c’mon alipores ni Trillanes…ngak ng ngak, wala naman maipakitang evidencia…ipakulong nyo kung totoo sinasabi nyo, at kung wala kayong maipakita mgharakiri na lng kayo!!! mga walang kwenta!!!

    • Hi,tuta ni Binay putak ka ng putak may ibedensiya ka ba na hindi magnanakaw ang amo mong si VP Binay.