Poe soars in SWS survey

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BARELY a week after the Supreme Court (SC) cleared the way for her presidential run, Sen. Grace Poe topped the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey, sidelining United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) standard bearer and Vice President Jejomar Binay.

The pollster reported on Monday that Poe got 27 percent during the March 4 to 7 survey, three percentage points higher than her 24 percent rating in February.

Binay slid down to second place after shedding five points from the 29 percent he got last month, getting 24 percent during the March review period.

Poe and Binay, however, are still considered statistically tied.


Liberal Party (LP) standard-bearer Manuel “Mar” Roxas 2nd gained four points to land at third place with 22 percent while Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte got only 21 percent, suffering a three percentage point drop from his ranking last month.

Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago got four percent.

In the vice presidential race, Senators Francis “Chiz” Escudero and Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. were statistically tied for the top spot.

Escudero got 28 percent, up by two percentage points from the February poll, while Marcos got 26 percent, the same score he got in February.

Like Roxas, LP vice presidential bet Rep. Leni Robredo climbed five points from 19 percent in February to 24 percent this month to secure the third spot.

Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano placed fourth with 11 percent, followed by Sen. Antonio Trillanes 4th at six percent, and Sen. Gregorio Honasan, five percent.

Difficult contest
Although Poe topped the survey, she said the presidential race will be very difficult.
The senator added that she is praying that her ratings will improve.

“This elections will not be easy. The ratings of the candidates are not that far from each other,” she said.

Valenzuela City (Metro Manila) Mayor Rex Gatchalian, Poe’s spokesman, said the senator is humbled and is grateful to her supporters.

“Their support serves as inspiration for her to continue to push for her platform of governance anchored on Gobyernong may Puso. The data from the survey will serve as guide for her next campaign moves. Our resolve is to remain focused on amplifying our message of inclusive governance,” he added.

Binay, meanwhile, said the survey results will serve as a wake-up call.

“Okay lang ‘yun [That is okay]. Natutuwa ako sa reality kasi kasama ko kayo, ‘yung nakikita ko e ‘yun ang reality [I am glad because I am with you, what I see is what is reality],” he said in an interview.

“For whatever it may be for, the survey is like a wake-up call to us,” the Vice President added.

Malacañang also welcomed the SWS poll, calling it “a snapshot of public opinion” that “reveals that the electorate is troubled by integrity questions against candidates.”

“It shows the continuing consolidation and expansion of voter preference for the tandem of continuity, integrity and reform,” Malacanang spokesman Edwin Lacierda said, alluding to the LP tandem of Roxas and Robredo.

“Despite the mudslinging and concerted attacks against the administration and its record of public service, not only has the daang matuwid [straight path]coalition endured, but it is gaining ground as our fellow citizens continue to ask tough questions and demand concrete solutions from all the candidates,” he added.

The survey covered 1,800 validated voters and was held two weeks after the first presidential debate in Cagayan de Oro City and days before the Supreme Court ruled that Poe can run for President.

The survey had a ±2-point sampling error margin, making those with two percentage points difference as “statistically tied.”

Analysts had predicted that Poe will gain from the High Court’s decision.

LP-led administration coalition spokesman Ibarra Gutierrez said the survey results show that Roxas’ rating is slowly inching up.

“We’re happy about it, of course, because it is a vindication of what we have been saying all along, that we see a slow and steady rise in our survey ratings. We see the debate having an impact because it showed that Secretary Mar has thought out his plan for the country,” Gutierrez noted.

“Equally important is the fact that the campaign of Secretary Mar across the country has been taking effect. He is on the ground, relatable and is easy to have around. He’s approachable, kind and open-minded. His character is leaving an imprint and that is reflected in the surveys,” he said.

WITH JEFFERSON ANTIPORDA AND REINA TOLENTINO

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9 Comments

  1. SWS is founded by Dr. Mahar Mangahas; cousin of Fernando Poe Jr. therefore distant uncle of Grace Poe.

    Felipe Miranda, Rosalinda T. Miranda, Gemino H. Abad, Mercedes R. Abad, Jose P. de Jesus appear in SEC records as being founders and or stockholders of both SWS and Pulse Asia.

    Pulse Asia is founded by Tonyboy Cojuangco and Rafael Cojuangco Lopa, both cousins of Noynoy Aquino.

    These 2 firms are playing mind-conditioning with the Filipino electorates. It is controlled by the Aquino/Cojuangco clan.

    I wish Filipino voters would be informed about these 2 unscrupulous polls and stop believing in them.

  2. Ngayon nmn ang SWS False Survey.. Nasaan namn ang PULSE Survey??? nagpapalitan sila ng survey, in which there is no basis… Ganito na lang ninyo pinagluluko ang mga mamayang filipino na kulang sa education.. Basta daananin na lang sa mga pangako at emotion na bagay. ni hindi man tingnan nila kung ang mga kandidatong ito ay may mga plata porma sa bansa, at kung papaano nila ito gagawin. basta mangngako sa puso , pero wala sa gawa.. Gising Pilipinas , hindi pa huli ang lahat. Huwag maging mangmang sa pagpili ng Presidente ng Pilipinas, na kinokontrol ng mga businessman tulad nila Gatchalian na intsik na marming business sa valenzuela city.. Hindi sa mamamayan ang kanilang pakay kundi sa sarilin nilang negosyo. Valenzuela city, maraming paglabag sa labor law ang mga pabrika dito…underpaid at sobra sa oras ang trabaho without OT..

  3. Ricardo Valencia on

    The problem with these surveys is that they produce results without any rhyme or reason. It is as if someone just made it up. It does not dwell on any particular issue or causal effect as to why one candidate’s ratings went up and why for another it went down. Seeing the individual said to represent the survey firm explain the results does not any confidence on the results. As looking at the person fidget and make guesses as to the whys and causes of the results makes me even more convinced that most likely the results were either made up or tampered.

  4. HINDI KATAKA-TAKA MANALO SI SEN. GRACE POESONG AMERIKANO SA ” Sus Walang Survey ” pagka’t tiyuhin ni FPJ ang may ari ng “Sus Walang Survey “. Di ba Poesong Amerikano?

  5. Does anyone in the Philippines still give credibility to SWS and Asia Pulse?
    These are affiliated with the Conjuangco-Aquino clan.

  6. Inaasahan na ng lahat ito na pagkatapos ng pagkapanalo niya sa kaso e tataas ang mga marka niya sa survey, na magpapatuloy ang pangunguna niya sa mga surveys. Alam ko na may mga tumutuligsa man dito pero mas marami ang natutuwa sa balita na qualified si Grace Poe kaya makikita mo iyon sa lumabas at sa mga lalabas pa na survey.

  7. Natalia Salvacion on

    Mahal ng masa si senator poe kasi may prinsipyo at may malasakit sa kapwa. Siya ang maaasahan ng bawat pilipino para sa ikakaganda ng buhay ng bawat isa. Tuloy lang ang laban!

    • Hay ” walang kadala dala tayong mga pinoy maglalagay sa puwesto dahil popular at celebrity at may tulong na galing sa mayayaman na negosyante/at pagkatapos sa huli tatanungin ang ating mga sarili bakit ang mahirap lalong nag hihirap. Ang magandang batayan pra malaman natin kung umu unlad na nga ang pilipinas ay ang gap ng mayaman at mahirap maliit ba o malaki? At bakit maraming nagiging OFW at nais umalis sa Pinas? Tayong mga PILIPINO lang ang makakasagot niyan? At isa pa kung ikaw ay mag aaplay ng trabaho di ba kuwalipikasyon ang hinahanap ng employer? Pero iba sa mga PILIPINO pag nag apply ka ang qualification na hinahanap agad ay hindi ang what you know kundi Whom you know tsup…tsup..tsup.. /PEACE to ALL.