Poe tops Pulse Asia survey by a whisker; Chiz leads VP race


PRESIDENTIAL bet Sen. Grace Poe topped her rivals in the Pulse Asia survey released Friday with a 26-percent rating, while Vice President Jejomar Binay came in close second at 25 percent, and Manuel “Mar” Roxas 2nd and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte shared the third spot at 21 percent each.

Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago, who is hardly going on campaign sorties, settled for a measly 3 percent in the survey conducted on February 15 – 20.

A foundling, Poe won by a whisker ahead of the Supreme Court’s expected decision on March on the disqualification cases filed against her questioning her natural-born Filipino citizenship and 10-year Philippine residency.

Poe, an independent candidate, dropped by four points from her 30-percent rating and gained the most support in Class E (28 percent), but she also had a significant pull in Class D (25 percent) and Class ABC (25 percent).

Binay, on the other hand, got the biggest chunk of his ratings in Class E at 31 percent, earned 25 percent in Class D, but only cornered 14 percent in Class ABC.

Liberal Party standard-bearer Roxas had a balance share of ratings in Class ABC (25 percent), Class D (21 percent), and Class E (19 percent), while Duterte had 25 percent in Class ABC, 21 percent in Class D and 18 percent in Class E.

In the vice-presidential race, Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero registered a slim three-percentage points lead over Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos 2nd at 29 – 26 percent.

Roxas’ running mate, Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo, remained at third with 19 percent rating.

Sen. Alan Cayetano still failed to gain traction with 12 percent, while Sen. Antonio Trillanes 4th and Sen. Gringo Honasan had a paltry 6 percent and 4 percent, respectively. LLANESCA T. PANTI



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  1. What a freakin’ ridicolous survey! Get all the local surveys and you’d see that Duterte is the next President! Also get the University and COlleges’ surveys, Duterte and Miriam top those by a wide margin.

    Pulse Asia proved to be unreliable and false!

  2. With the looming disqualification of Poe as per reported in different tabloids and broadsheet whom is she going to endorse?Hoping for candidate that have no pending plunder case.

  3. Very scary survey , what will happen to this country if Binay wins? Another people power , economy will go down. Business will leave this country and widespread poverty.

  4. juandelacruz on

    The purpose of this survey is to pre condition the minds of the electorate to give favor of their candidate,but the Filipino people cannot be swayed by the gimmicks of these unscrupulous politician.These does not reflect the sentiment of the general public.Those who paid more gets the number one rating.

  5. How credible this survey…I hope it will change and Duterte should move forward…how can we get all the voters….where did they get that survey….is it valid gosh!

  6. Alam na ng mga Pilipino kung sino ang kanilang kailangan at gusto. Hindi na kami papayag sa gobyernong kunwaring kakampi pero nanlalamang… Ang nais na namin ay pamamahalang yayakap at kakalinga sa amin sa ano mang panahon at iaangat tayo ng sama-sama… Sen. Grace Poe at gobyernong may Galing at Puso! #POE2016

  7. This latest poll is a very encouraging news for Mar- Leni Tandem. The ABC class who made up ESDA I are slowing waking up and voicing out their preference. dahan dahn unti unti. bubulusok sa araw ng botohan.