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Duterte, Poe statistically tied at top spot in new Pulse Asia survey


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MANILA, Philippines- Consistent frontrunner Senator Grace Poe now shares the top spot with Davao City Mayor Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte in the latest Pulse Asia survey.

Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Sen. Grace Poe are statistically tied at the top spot in latest Pulse Asia poll
Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Sen. Grace Poe are statistically tied at the top spot in latest Pulse Asia poll

The ABS-CBN-commissioned survey conducted from March 8 to 13, 2016 was the first poll conducted after the Supreme Court approved Poe’s candidacy for president. Held nationwide with a sample size of 4,000, the survey yields a margin of error of +/- 1.5%.

Duterte, Poe top Pulse Asia survey
PHOTO CREDIT: ABS-CBN News
Respondents in the poll, who were adults aged 18 and above and were registered voters with Biometrics, were asked the question: “If the coming 2016 election were held today, whom would you vote for as President of the Philippines?” The respondents were shown a sample ballot with a list of candidates as of February 15, 2016.

The results of the poll showed that 26% of the respondents preferred Poe, while 25% chose Duterte. Not far behind the frontrunners is Vice President Jejomar “Jojo” Binay who was picked by 22% of the respondents. Administration bet Manuel “Mar” Roxas II was preferred by 20% of the respondents while 3% picked Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago. Five percent of respondents did not choose any presidential candidate.

Compared to the poll carried out from March 1 to 6, the latest survey has a bigger sample size which had 2,600 respondents. Poe, who earned 28% of the votes in that survey, had a slight advantage over Duterte, who had 24%.
Pulse Asia survey president
PHOTO CREDIT: ABS-CBN News
Poe emerged as the top choice in the National Capital Region (NCR) and the rest of Luzon (34%). Meanwhile, Roxas remains the preferred candidate in Visayas with 36%. Duterte swept Mindanao with 46% of the votes.

While Duterte remains the top pick of respondents coming from Class ABC, Poe was preferred by respondents coming in Class D and E.

Pulse Asia survey president
PHOTO CREDIT: ABS-CBN News
-Mini, The Summit Express

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