Drilon, Sotto leaders in Pulse Asia senatorial poll
MANILA, Philippines – Senate President and Liberal Party Chairman Frank Drilon, along with Senator Vicente Sotto, continued to lead voters’ preferences for senator in the March 12-18, 2016 Pulse Asia survey.
Drilon obtained a preference rating of 52.2%, while Sotto got 50.9% in Pulse Asia's nationwide Pulso ng Bayan survey. This is different from the ABS-CBN sponsored Pulse Asia survey results released earlier this week where Sotto and Drilon were also tied in 1st and 2nd places.
Another LP candidate, Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, took the 2nd to 4th places with 46.8%, followed closely by independent candidate and former senator Panfilo Lacson with 44.6%. Fellow independent candidate Migz Zubiri ranked 5th to 8th places with 39.6%.
Three candidates occupied the 5th to 13th places – Senator Sergio Osmeña III (36%), Manny Pacquiao (35.6%), and Risa Hontiveros (35.4%).
Pacquiao appears to have recovered from the previous survey where he suffered the biggest drop in voter preference ratings and nearly got kicked out of the winners’ circle. That survey period of February 15-20 saw Pacquiao facing a huge backlash from his controversial statement on same-sex marriages.
Four other candidates took up the rear, occupying the 6th to 13th places: Ralph Recto (34.8%), Dick Gordon (34.6%), Leila de Lima (32.7%), and Joel Villanueva (32.6%). The last candidate with a probability of winning is Sherwin Gatchalian of the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) with his rating of 32.3%.
Of those who have chances of winning, 5 are members of the ruling LP, 4 are independent candidates, 2 are from the NPC, one from Akbayan (Hontiveros), and one from the United Nationalist Alliance (Pacquiao).
The rest of the survey rankings are in the table below. The survey had 1,800 respondents who were registered voters, 18 years old and above, with biometrics. It had an error margin of ±2%.
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