MANILA – Independent presidential candidate Senator Grace Poe retained the top spot in the Pulse Asia survey, earning 28 percent from the presidential survey conducted from March 1 to 6.
Based from survey released on Tuesday, Poe’s numbers improved by two percent compared to the Feb. 16 to 27 survey.
Mayor Rodrigo Duterte dislodged Vice President Jejomar Binay for second place, earning 24 percent as against Binay’s 21 percent.
Former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas also improved and now statistically tied with Binay, garnering 20 percent while Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago got 3 percent.
Television giant ABS-CBN commissioned the survey conducted using face-to-face interviews with 2,600 voters.
Last Monday, the Social Weather Station (SWS) also released its latest survey where Poe grabbed the lead from Binay after gaining three percentage points.
Poe got 27 percent while Binay absorbed five percent drop from 29 to 24 percent while Roxas improved from 18 to 22 percent and Duterte skidded to fourth spot with 21 percent.
Both Pulse Asia and SWS surveys were held before the Supreme Court ruled that Poe is qualified to run for president.
Poe thanked the people but said the survey was not assurance to victory, vowing to work harder in the remaining 58 days of election campaign.