• Poe tops poll on vice presidential hopefuls


    SEN. Grace Poe is way ahead of other vice presidential hopefuls for the 2016 elections, according to the latest survey by Pulse Asia that polled 1,200 respondents.

    The survey, conducted from September 8 to 5, showed Poe comfortably ahead among 11 other perceived candidates with 31 percent of respondents declaring her as their top choice for vice president in the 2016 national elections.

    Sen. Francis Escudero came in second with 19 percent voter preference, while the other presumptive candidates failed to reach double-digit approval.

    Poe enjoys sizeable plurality voter preferences in practically all geographic areas (29 percent to 36 percent) and every socioeconomic grouping (30 percent to 31 percent).

    The only exception is in Mindanao where almost the same voter preferences were recorded by Poe and Escudero.

    The other personalities included in the survey registered a voter preference of at most nine percent.

    Only two percent of Filipinos are not inclined to vote for any of the public figures whose vice-presidential chances are probed in the survey.


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