Amid bank controversy, Duterte keeps survey lead

ILOILO, Philippines (UPDATED) – Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte maintained the solo lead in the latest ABS-CBN survey, conducted by Pulse Asia at the time the candidate was accused of not declaring a bank account that contained hundreds of millions in deposits.

Duterte was preferred by 33% of the 4,000 respondents in the survey conducted from April 26 to 29. The survey results, released on Wednesday, May 4, had a margin of error of +/-1.5%. 

Trailing Duterte was Liberal Party standard-bearer Manuel Roxas II with 22% and Senator Grace Poe with 21%. 

Vice President Jejomar Binay placed 3rd with 17%, while Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago got 2%. 

The results of the latest ABS-CBN survey was initiallte released via a post on the TV network's official website late Tuesday night, May 3.

Duterte's numbers remained unchanged from the last ABS-CBN survey, conducted from April 19 to 24. 

Roxas saw a slight rise of 2 percentage points, while both Poe and Binay dipped by one percentage point each. Santiago's numbers were unchanged. 

Data from Pulse Asia Research, Incorporated

Vice presidential race

In the vice presidential race, LP's Leni Robredo got 30%, compared to Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr's 28%. Senator Francis Escudero got a preference rating of 18%, while Senator Alan Peter Cayetano got 15%. (READ: Robredo, Marcos top ABS-CBN vice presidential poll)

Senator Gregorio Honasan II got 3%, while Senator Antonio Trillanes IV got 2%. – Rappler.com