Poe tops new Pulse Asia survey

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Senator Grace Poe took the solo lead in the latest pre-election survey conducted by Pulse Asia after the lawmaker gained 28 percent, two percentage point higher than her previous rating.

The poll, commissioned by ABS-CBN, also showed that Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte shed a point from his previous rating to place second with 24 percent.

The two bets were “statistically tied” in the previous Pulse Asia survey held from March 8 to 13, where Poe got the “votes” of 26 percent of the respondents while Duterte got 25 percent.

The latest survey was conducted from March 15 to 20, covering 4,000 registered voters with biometrics nationwide.


It had a margin of error of plus or minus 1.5 percent.

Duterte, who got 24 percent, shared the second spot with Vice President Jejomar Binay who got 23 percent.

Binay’s rating increased by one percentage point.

Like Duterte, Liberal Party standard-bearer Manuel “Mar” Roxas 2nd lost a point with 19 percent to land in third place while Sen. Miriam Defensor- Santiago continued to slide down, getting only two percent.

Poe and Duterte were statistically tied in the National Capital Region (NCR or Metro Manila) with 31 percent and 30 percent, respectively.

The region is home to 6.2 million registered voters.

In the rest of Luzon, however, Poe was the runaway winner with 35 percent, while Roxas was the top choice in the Visayas with 37 percent. Duterte led in Mindanao with 43 percent.

Among the Class D sector, which constitutes the biggest chunk of voters, Poe got 27 percent and Duterte, 25 percent.

Among class E, the top choices were Poe, 30 percent, and Binay, 28 percent.

The camp of Binay welcomed their bet’s higher rating which, according to them, indicated that his more aggressive campaigning is gaining ground among the people.

“That’s why in the coming days, we will continue to heighten and improve our appeal to the people and instil upon them our platform to end poverty,” United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) campaign spokesman Rico Quicho said.

“Twenty-six million Filipinos have been found to be poor, with 12 million living in extreme poverty. The Vice President believes that the main issue for these elections is poverty and who among the candidates can improve the lives of the poor. Only the Vice President has the proven track record in addressing poverty. And he has a concrete plan to help the poor,” Quicho added.

The vice presidential race remains a toss-up between Senators Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Francis Escudero, who were tied at first place with 25 percent.

In the previous poll, Marcos overtook Escudero by one point.

Roxas’ running mate, Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo, placed second with 21 percent while Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano got 14 percent.

Senators Gregorio Honasan and Antonio Trillanes 4th got five percent and four percent, respectively.

Despite her good showing in the survey, Poe vowed to work even harder during the remaining five weeks of the campaign period.

Poe said that while she considers her high ratings important, she believes that the numbers that will really matter in the presidential contest are the votes that candidates will get on election day.

“I’m really grateful for the unwavering support of the people. It’s not easy and we all know that survey results change. That is why we need to continue doing the rounds and deliver our message to the people,” the senator added.

Valenzuela City (Metro Manila) Mayor Rex Gatchalian, Poe’s spokesman, said they will constantly take heed of data from the survey to guide them in their next campaign moves.

He added that the trust and confidence of the Filipino voting public continues to fuel Poe’s drive to drum up interest in her platform of governance–gobyernong may puso (government with a heart).

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  1. Nakakatawa itong mga Dutertards. Kung hindi favor kay Duterte kung ano ano nalang sinasabi.
    Ang Puse Asia ay isa sa kaunti lamang na social weather survey group na pinagkakatiwalaan ng USA at European media. I’m here in California. This is what they recommend.
    Unlike sa mga ABS CBN and other na limited ang respondents to certain class of people ang Pulse Asia ay may proportionate na distribution sa pagkuha ng sample in relation to the demography of the actual registered voters. Bawat sector ay represented so ang result ay pinaka accurate as compared sa mga mock election ng schools or radio survey ng isang region na walang proportionate representation.
    Si Duterte malakas lang sa interent dahil mga aggresibo at maingay ang mga supporters niya.
    Yong mga farmers, fishermen, workers ng mga pabiraca ay hindi nagsasalita sa internet, pero may representation sila sa social survey.

    • Weh?? Sure ka sa inet lng malakas c duterte? Bka hindi ka updated? Basa basa din pag may time :)

  2. Mind setting again by the False Asia survey which is the relative of Ms. Poe. Of course kamaganak nya ang mayari ng False asia, alangan nmn ilaglag sya.. Bakit hindi subukan mag survey sa mga universities, schools, para malaman ang totoong survey at least 30% .. Sa social media survey, the top post is MDS, which includes unviersity and colleges..Aside from the masang Pilipino..Maawa nmn kayo sa mamayang filipino at bansa, talgang pababagsakin ninyo ang Pilipinas..Kaya ba ipakulong ni Poe si Pnoy kung sakaling siya ang maging Presidente ???? For your information si Ms. Poe ay puppet ni Mr. Pnoy Aquino III??? kaya hindi siya dapat iboto ng mamayang filipino..

  3. A very good April Fool’s day prank, should one believe the survey, and are themselves fools.

  4. here goes FALSE ASIA again which is noted or mind conditioning and tool of the oligarch.in 2010 election, they supported pinoy together with abs cbn and gma. mga rally ni DUTERTE ay hindi pinalabas sa media specialty those which are known – inquirer, philippine star, abs cbn, and gma7, supporting aquino. let us see this may 9 kung ang mga manok ng mga cojuangcos – binay peping cojuangco, grace poe danding cojuangco and roxas pinoy cojuangco aquino, ay manalo. i encourage all visayans and mindanaons and those who wants CHANGE in the country to support and vote for DUTERTE!

  5. The survey on issue was taken before the 2nd Presidential Debate.

    If it were taken after, Poe would not be on top. Imagine her answer- if PI is attached by China, what she would do is wake up immediately fom he sleep…

  6. mabuhay ka senator grace poe … our future commander in chief in may 9,2016..you are indeed our president after aquino. Keep up the good campaign .we will vote for you this coming election.

  7. Abs cbn eh , laging bias talaga yan kahit kailan. Isa ito sa mga makinarya ng mga oligarch. Huwag maniwala.

  8. Grace Poe is the best presidential candidate among the five candidate, Binay is the worst among the five because of his CORRUPTION achievements. Miriam Santiago has serious health problem and is in danger of dying before she will complete the six year term. Roxas is honest but totally inept to become the President, Duterty is a renowned executioner without due process of law.

    • Sa May 9 pa malalaman yan. Nakakatawa lang mga post dito. Panay panlalait. Ganyan na siguro kasama ng ugali ng mga tao ngayon. At ang yayabang pa. Lord kunin mo na mga taong ito. Pag ganitong mga tao ang matitira sa mundo eh talagang pasama na ng pasama.

      Wala na galang sa kapwa tao. Kawawa mga anak nitong mga to, puro baluktot ang matututunan.

    • Ndi ngiicp ang boboto ky poe (american citizen) un nga lng approbhan sya tumakbo ngyn election nkakaduda na eh asawa nya dual citizen mga anak nya american citizen wtf? Yan ang first family nyo? Hai na lng

  9. Deserve naman niya ang posisyon na yan dahil sa mga kandidato siya ang isa sa deserving at masasabing hindi gagawa ng katiwalian kaya siya ang boto ng mga Pilipino para sa agarang pagbabago.