Grace is top VP choice


Sen. Grace Poe topped the Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey not just once but twice in results released less than a week apart.

Poe, who is reportedly being wooed to run for a higher position in the administration-backed Liberal Party (LP), last week edged out presumptive opposition standard-bearer Vice President Jejomar Binay from the top spot of the presidential preference surveys conducted by SWS and Pulse Asia.

The SWS said on Wednesday the first-time senator also emerged as the top pick for Vice President in a survey of 1,200 respondents conducted from June 5 to 8.

Poe notched 21 percent in the latest survey, which was below the 26 percent rating she got last March.

Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas 2nd, the presumptive standard -bearer of the LP, ranked 2nd with 12 percent while Sen. Francis Escudero and Binay notched 7 percent each.

Getting 3 percent each were deposed president and now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and former senator Panfilo Lacson.

The were followed by Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago (2 percent), Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano (2 percent), Sen. Loren Legarda (1.4 percent), Sen. Antonio Trillanes 4th (1.1 percent), Batangas Gov. Vilma Santos-Recto (1 percent), Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. (1 percent), Manila Vice Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso (0.7 percent), detained Sen. Ramon Bong Revilla Jr. (0.7 percent) and boxer Emmanuel Pacquiao (0.5 percent).

Eight percent of respondents did not make any choice for Vice President while 22 percent said they are still undecided.


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  1. Eliseo Jr. P.Tenza on

    What has Sen. Poe achieve as a Senator that she deserve to be the Vice President? Please enlighten me. Sen Trillanes, if he runs for Vice president deserves the position. He has shown dedication and strong determination in continuing the investigation of the corruption of Binay. If Binay wins the presidency ( God forbids) Sen. Trillanes life is in danger, and he knows that. . He has done more, together with Sen. Cayetano and SEn. Pimentel, than the rest of the other Senators.

  2. Out of fear that Binay might become the next president, the people look to Grace as their potential savior. Yes, Grace seems to be an honest person and possesses the rare characteristic (as far as our government is concerned) of integrity, but she lacks the necessary experience and technical know-how to effectively manage the country. Even though there are more qualified people in terms of experience besides Binay, there are still a lot of people who are forced to vote for Poe because she’s the best shot we have at beating Binay.

    A lot of people vote for Grace not because they want her to become president, but because they want Binay to lose. Voting for Roxas, for example, is simply too risky if we take the questionable surveys into account.

  3. Poe should not get her popularity name on her head . Obviously she will seek an OJT government if this happens. Her handlers will take control just like BS Aquino!
    Filipinos should learn now …..Sad , but indeed a fact happening in our current administration!
    She should save herself and her family by not being ambitious to run for higher office.
    Another Convenient opportunity in her mind , just like when she pledged allegiance to her US citizenship for Convenience and denounce it after she found herself Conveniently back in the Philippines . I cannot trust a leader who flipflaps her mind for Convenience.
    Her Talk is Cheap , simply convenient!

  4. i don’t know why grace seems to be in a hurry to run for a higher position when she was just elected senator. hindi pa nga natin alam ang kakayahan niya bilang senator at wala pa siyang senate bill na naging batas. wala pa nga siya talagang concrete accomplishment as a senator that we can use as a gauge kung puwede ba siyang tumakbo sa mas mataas na position.

    mukhang gusto lang niya tumakbong presidente para makamit ang presidency na hindi nakuha ng kanyang adopted father na si FPJ noong tumakbo ito noong 2004 presidential election.

    she says she is qualified to run as president and she is sincere and honest, but she does not say if she is competent for the herculean tasks of being president and if she can handle it better than past philippine presidents.

    right now, does she have a concrete platform of government? ano ang kanyang blueprint para ma-accomplish niya ang kanyang plataporma? ang plataporma ang siyang magga- guide kung saan dapat patungo ang pilipinas at ang economy nito.

    i will vote for her as president, if she can first prove herself worthy for a higher position once we see her performance as a senator. mas maganda nga kung maging mayor or gobernador muna siya at doon natin malalaman kung puwede siyang mag administer ng isang city or province. or be a cabinet secretary such as dotc secretary and let’s see how many thousands kilometers of roads she can build. or be a customs commissioner and let’s see if she can stop the corruption in customs.

  5. P.Akialamiro on

    Do these statistics results mean anything when it’s not yet clear that she’s a natural born Filipino Citizen? Seems like this is conducted every week but, to be conclusive, the methodology on how these are conducted should be explained, what are the questions asked, groups being asked, etc.Most of all, who is paying for the survey? .Otherwise, these are all L-I-E-S !!!