Escudero slips; Marcos tied with him for No. 1 – SWS

This is AI generated summarization, which may have errors. For context, always refer to the full article.

Escudero slips; Marcos tied with him for No. 1 – SWS

Jasmin Dulay

(UPDATED) It's the first time that Senator Escudero lost the lead in surveys, says SWS. The numbers of Leni Robredo and Alan Peter Cayetano rose by 2 points.

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr is now tied with Senator Francis Escudero for the top spot in the vice presidential race, based on a February 5-7 survey conducted by BusinessWorld and the Social Weather Stations (SWS).

Both are now at 26%, according to survey results released early Monday, February 15, in BusinessWorld.

This is the first time that Escudero lost the lead since September 2015, when BW-SWS started conducting pre-election surveys, BusinessWorld said. Escudero was at 28% in the January 2016 BW-SWS survey. (READ: Binay, Escudero lead in SWS January survey)

Escudero (20%) enjoyed up to 13-percentage-point lead over Marcos (7%) in September 2015, but it was a time when Marcos was still reportedly considering a presidential run. Marcos’ numbers showed double-digit increase (7% to 24%) after he filed his certificate of candidacy while Escudero gained additional 10% in the November survey. Escudero has since showed consistent decline while Marcos’ numbers proved to be erratic. 

Marcos’ new numbers didn’t grow much from January, however. They just increased from 25% in January to 26% in February 2016. The survey has a 3-percentage-point error margin. 

Camarines Sur Rep. Maria Leonor “Leni” G. Robredo was up 2 points, from 17% in January to 19% in February, BW-SWS said.

Senator Alan Peter S. Cayetano’s numbers increased, too, from 14% in January to 16% in February.

Senator Gregorio “Gringo” B. Honasan II got 6% (from 8% in January), while Senator Antonio F. Trillanes IV had 5% (from 3% in January), according to BW-SWS.

For the presidential race, Vice President Jejomar Binay’s numbers slipped while Rodrigo Duterte’s rose, putting the Davao mayor in 2nd place with Senator Grace Poe. (READ: Binay drops in survey; Duterte, Poe tied 2nd place).

Senator Francis Escudero, meanwhile, now shares the lead in the vice-presidential preference survey with Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. –

Add a comment

Sort by

There are no comments yet. Add your comment to start the conversation.

Summarize this article with AI

How does this make you feel?

Download the Rappler App!