Binay maintains lead in latest SWS presidential survey

MANILA, Philippines - The United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) standard bearer Vice President Jejomar Binay has topped the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) presidential survey.

VP Binay leads latest SWS presidential survey
VP Binay leads latest SWS presidential survey. PHOTO CREDIT: Facebook/ Jojo Binay

The nationwide poll, conducted from January 8 to 10, was released on Friday, January 15.

Binay received 31% of the respondents votes placing him on the top spot, while Senator Grace Poe, who previously shared the spot with him, garnered 24% of the votes.

Presidential candidates Manuel “Mar” Roxas II, who received 21% of the votes, as well as Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, who got 20%, statistically tied with Poe as the survey claims a margin of error of ±3 points.

Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago was at the bottom of the survey getting only three percent of the votes.

The SWS survey asked 1,200 registered voters: “Sa mga sumusunod na pangalan sa listahang ito, sino po ang malamang ninyong iboboto bilang presidente ng Pilipinas, kung ang eleksyon ay gaganapin ngayon?”

(Among the following names on the list, who would you most likely vote as president of the Philippines, if elections were held today?)

Binay Benefits from Issues Faced by Fellow Presidential Candidates

According to analysts, Binay’s surge in surveys was brought about by the issues troubling his fellow presidential candidates. A five percentage points increase from December 2015 to January 2016 was observed despite corruption allegations against him.

But compared to the presidential candidates survey held on December 2014, Binay’s score decreased by six percentage points from 37%.

Escudero Now Statistically Tied with Marcos

Although Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero was able to maintain his lead among vice presidential aspirants after getting 28% of the votes, he is now statistically tied with Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos who received 25%. Placing 2nd were Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo received 17% and Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano 14%.

Sens. Gringo Honasan and Antonio “Sonny” Trillanes IV who received 8% and three percent, respectively, were at the bottom of the list.

Sotto: A Top Choice among Senatorial Candidates

Among the senatorial candidates who topped the survey are
  • Sotto, Vicente III "Tito" of the Nationalist People’s Coalition 56%
  • Lacson, Panfilo "Ping" (Independent) 49%
  • Recto, Ralph of the Liberal Party 46%
  • Pangilinan, Francis "Kiko" of the Liberal Party 46%
  • Drilon, Franklin "Frank" of Liberal Party 43%
  • Osmeña, Sergio III "Serge" (Independent) 42%
  • Zubiri, Miguel "Migz" (Independent) 39%
  • Pacquiao, Emmanuel "Manny" of United Nationalist Alliance 37%
  • De Lima, Leila Norma Eulalia Josefa of Liberal Party 33%
  • Gordon, Richard "Dick" (Bagumbayan-VNP) 31%
  • Guingona, Teofisto III "TG" of the Liberal Party 28%
  • Hontiveros, Ana Theresia “Risa” of the Liberal Party 28%
  • Moreno, Isko Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino 28%
- Mini, The Summit Express

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