MANILA –The latest survey conducted by Social Weather Station (SWS) on who is the most preferred to succeed President Benigno Aquino III in 2016 is a vindication for Vice President Jejomar Binay who manage to remain on top for the presidential post.
“There is no doubt that the SWS survey is a vindication of sorts for VP Binay. This only means that he has a solid base among the masses and more and more Filipinos are convinced that the allegations on the vice president are devoid of truth and politically motivated,” said Gatchalian, whose NPC is allied with the administration.
“The fact that SWS survey was ‘unaided,’ meaning the respondents answered the survey question from the top of their heads, is an indicator of VP Binay’s strong popularity among the people, despite the continuous propaganda onslaught against his person and his family,” Gatchalian noted.
The SWS conducted its survey from Nov. 27 to Dec. 1 using face-to-face interviews with 1,800 adult respondents. The respondents were allowed to give up to three names who they “think are good leaders who should succeed Pres. Aquino as president” during the May 2016 elections.
Vice President Binay, Senator Grace Poe and Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II emerged as the people’s top three choices most likely to succeed President Benigno Aquino III in 2016. Binay led the survey with 37 percent, followed by Poe with 21 percent, and Roxas with 13 percent.