Duterte keeps lead in latest Pulse survey


TWO major good news must have made the day of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday.

There were reports that the mayor clinched the support of the influential Iglesia ni Cristo (INC or Church of Christ) as sample ballots were distributed to members of the religious group.

The sample ballots showed the candidates that the INC will carry on May 9, Election Day – Duterte for President and Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. for Vice President.

There was no official confirmation from the INC, however, Duterte’s camp was also mum on the issue.

Candidates woo the religious group because it is known to vote by bloc. The INC is said to have two million members.

Also on Wednesday, the latest Pulse Asia survey showed the mayor maintaining his lead over other presidential candidates, getting 33 percent voter preference.

The poll, commissioned by ABS-CBN and conducted from April 26 to 29, also showed Liberal Party (LP) standard-bearer Manuel “Mar” Roxas 2nd inching his way up for a statistical tie at second place with Sen. Grace Poe, garnering 22 percent and 21 percent, respectively.

Roxas climbed by two percentage points while the senator shed one percent.

Erstwhile frontrunner Vice President Jejomar Binay, standard-bearer of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA), was in third place with 17 percent, also a point less from his previous rating.

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago remained at the tail with two percent.

In an interview during a campaign sortie in Northern Luzon, Binay said he no longer cares about the surveys, explaining that the survey results were different from the actual situation in the field.

Pulse Asia polled 4,000 respondents nationwide.

Its survey has a margin of error of 1.5 percent, plus or minus.

Duterte still leads in Mindanao, keeping his 58 percent rating from the previous survey.

He also led in the National Capital Region (NCR or Metro Manila) with 40 percent, up sharply from his 34 percent rating in the previous survey.

Metro Manila has 6,253,249 registered voters and Mindanao has 12,629,265.

On the other hand, Poe took Luzon with 28 percent while Roxas has Visayas with 38 percent.

Compared to the last survey, Poe lost a point while Roxas gained one.

Balance Luzon has the biggest number of registered voters, 24,164,541 while Visayas has 11,316,789 registered voters.

By social class, Duterte is the favorite of classes ABC and the biggest voting bloc D (37 percent and 33 percent, respectively) while he shares the statistical lead in Class E.
Poe, however, remained the top alternative candidate for President, according to the survey.

The survey covered both urban and rural respondents, who were adults 18 years old and above, and are also registered voters with biometrics.


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    I believe that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is fit for the presidency. Mar Roxas, Grace Poe, Jejomar Binay and Madam Miriam should accept defeat. Duterte is no non sense candidate. He is a leader who listens to the people, he is a leader who listens to economists, he is a leader who listens to everyone. He is leftist. He is also rightist, He is balanced. He’s a socialist, but the Philippines is already a socialist country in some ways. Bernie Sanders and Duterte are similar, they are fed up with the status-quo. The Aquino presidency has damaged the people.He gets the support of the elite in exchange of oppressing the TRUE SILENT MAJORITY (ANTI-ROXAS PEOPLE FED UP WITH HIS HUBRIS AND SELF-CENTERED CAMPAIGN)


    for those who hated marcos ,remember no one is perfect. it’s time to forgivee each other bec, jesus christ is coming. it now time to burried ex president marcos sa libingan ng mga baya bec, witheir we like it or not, pres. marcos is realy a hero. what we remember always are the things he made to the Phlipiines during His presidency. he done many good things to the phils than a bad ones. but there were bad that helps our country not be colonies by the terrorist bec, of the martial.

  3. Now everybody can see this Iglesia in Kristo is. Embracing the likes of Duterte, a confessed killer, a man with many wives, a NZpA sympathizer , a foul mouth politician. This is what the INC instructed their followers to vote. What a disgrace.


      no…. you have a very wrong impression. Duterte is really really a good man to lead our country into a peacefull one. basta wala lay magsinamok
      mao ra ba na ila hilig. they don’t accept losses especilally pinoy. what they always did , they always look for a mistakes for those who win and file a case .they donnot look forward they always look backward. how can our country be improve if that is our mentality.

  4. lamon lamon on

    Kay Grace Poe pa rin kami sa mayo 09,2016 .Siya lang ang mapagkakatiwalaan

    nating mga filipino. Siya ay walang aligasyon ,malinis ang pangalan ,walang tagong yaman at higit sa lahat ,very competent ,hindi manhid ,sinsero sa kapwa tao, mahal ang mahihirap ,siya ay may gobyernong may puso at talino.


      are you sure? donnot judge only the cover of the book, you don’t know who really she is, maybe she no hummors in financial matter bec. no one will investigate here assets.,for the reason that she is not the eyes of the apple at this moment. it is mayor duterte who is a leading survey in presidential election. and hopefully in God blessings He will win at hindi cya madaya ng iba……Matakot naman kayo……….

  5. This shows that Pilipinos are now after changes in the government. We do not need those trapos na wala namang ginagawa sa ating bansa kundi ang magpayaman. Demokrasya nga pero ang laki naman ng agwat ng mayaman sa mahirap. Tama si Duterte na kung kailangang baguhin ang sistema ng gobyerno ituloy ito. Si Abnoy naman akala mo may nagawa ang mga Aquino sa bayan. Sa tingin ko nga eh lalo lang naghirap.

  6. That’s great news indeed! The country needs Duterte to wipe out deepening corruptions, worsening drug problems, and unimaginable crimes.

  7. jane dough on

    You should also publish the SWS survey .
    There’s big difference of percentage. Let the people decide which is the credible survey.

    The Hacked or the real Survey ?

  8. Duterte hates the Catholic Church. That Catholic Church is INC’s biggest enemy. That explains it.

    Also, it was only Duterte who agreed to bury the late Marcos at the Libingan during the last presidential debate when asked. it sounded pleasant to INC that supported the Marcoses for many decades.

  9. Rodan Guerrero on

    Rodrigo Duterte and Grace Poe are the BIGGEST JOKES aspiring for Philippine Presidency !