Senator Grace Poe now leads in the latest 2016 presidential survey conducted by Pulse Asia, beating Vice President Jejomar Binay in the second spot. Interestingly, the lady senator is also leading the vice presidential slot in the same survey. This is believed to be the first time that Poe led any 2015 survey.
According to Pulse Asia survey report released this Thursday, June 18, 2015, Senator Grace Poe enjoyed a 30 percent. She was followed by VP Binay with 22 percent, with Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte on third spot with 15 percent. DILG Secretary Mar Roxas and former president Joseph Estrada had 10 percent each.
Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago earned 6 percent, while both followed by Senator Alan Peter Cayetano and former Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson had 2 percent each. So far, VP Binay and Lacson are vocal in running for president. Roxas is the possible bet by PNoy, while the others have no announcement yet.
For the 2016 vice presidential survey, Senator Grace Poe is also leading with 41 percent. Senators Alan Peter Cayetano and Chiz Escudero were far behind with 12 percent each. On the other hand, Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte had 9 percent each.
Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson had 6 percent, while Senator Antonio Trillanes IV has 5 percent. The last name on the list was Leni Robredo, the widow of former Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo. Mrs. Robredo, who is the now the congresswoman of the 3rd District of Camarines Sur, earned 1 percent.
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This latest Pulse Asia survey was conducted to 1,200 participants from May 30 to June 5, 2015, and has an error margin of ± 3 percent. Apparently, the result showed a 16 percent increase of Senator Grace Poe as compared to the last survey, while the rating of VP Binay dropped down by 7 percent.
Upon learning the result of the survey, Senator Poe said she is thanking the Filipinos who trust her capability to be the next president. For VP Binay, he said this serves as a wak-up call for him to work harder. Nonetheless, he said he already got used to being an underdog, and this makes him more determined to help the people.
Meanwhile, Senator Bongbong Marcos said he never takes surveys at face value, and that he prefers looking at the methodology instead the numbers. This is his response when his name was not included in the list of potential presidential bets in the latest Pulse Asia survey. A Marcos-Duterte tandem is rumored recently.
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