Despite several disqualification cases filed against her, Sen. Grace Poe continues to lead presidential polls, scoring a high 39 percent in the latest Pulse Asia survey.
The survey, conducted from October 18 to 29 among 3,400 respondents nationwide, showed Vice President Jejomar Binay in second spot with 24 percent. Liberal Party standard bearer Manuel “Mar” Roxas 2nd came third with 21 percent.
Sen. Miriam Santiago scored 11 percent.
The Pulse Asia survey released Tuesday was the first to be published after candidates for next year’s polls filed their certificates of candidacy in October.
Poe’s running mate, Sen. Francis Escudero, likewise dominated his opponents in the vice presidential race with 43 percent.
Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. was a far second at 21 percent, while Sen. Alan Cayetano got 11 percent.
Roxas’ running mate, Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo only gained seven percent.
Trailing everybody else is Sen. Antonio Trillanes 4th with six percent.
Poe and Escudero do not belong to any political party, but the Nationalist People’s Coalition—the second largest political party in the country, had expressed its support to the Poe-Escudero tandem.