Latest poll shows Poe closing in on Binay

By on April 17, 2015


Sen. Grace Poe at the Senate hearing on the Mamasapano clash (Photo courtesy of Sen. Grace Poe's Facebook page)
Sen. Grace Poe at the Senate hearing on the Mamasapano clash (Photo courtesy of Sen. Grace Poe’s Facebook page)

MANILA — Results of the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed Vice President Jejomar Binay in the lead and Senator Grace Poe surging closer to Binay’s ratings.

The latest poll results published by BusinessWorld showed that from her 21 percent rating recorded in December, Poe’s percentage went up to 31 percent.

The said rating is only five percent points away from Binay’s ratings.

Binay’s ratings went one percent down from the last recorded rating of 37 percent in December to 36 percent.

Also in the list of potential candidates are Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte also surged by 10 points, getting 15 percent of the total responses and Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas, who went down to 15 percent from 19 percent.

They were followed by

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago (11 percent in March, up from 10 percent in December), Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada (up 11 percent from nine percent) and Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero (eight percent in March, down from nine percent).

Others include  Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. (now seven percent from three percent) and Senator Alan Peter Cayetano (four percent from three percent).

The survey has a sampling error margins of ±3 points for national percentages, and ±6 points each for the geographical areas.

It was conducted from March 20 to 23 among 1,200 respondents.