Grace Poe regains top spot; 3 other presidential candidates share 2nd place - Pulse Asia

MANILA, Philippines - Senator Grace Poe once again landed in first place in the May 2016 presidential race pre-electoral survey, Pulse Asia officially announced Saturday, February 6.

Senator Grace Poe leads latest Pulse Asia survey.
Senator Grace Poe leads latest Pulse Asia survey. Photo Credit: Facebook/sengracepoe
Despite the unresolved questions concerning her alleged failure to meet the residency and citizenship requirements for presidential candidates, 30% of Filipino registered voters said they would elect Poe to the presidency if the 2016 elections were held at that time.

This overall voter preference puts the lawmaker ahead of other presidential apirants who statistically shared second spot - Vice- President Jejomar C. Binay (23%), former Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Manuel A. Roxas II (20%), and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte (20%).

Four (4) other presidential candidates have voter preferences of at most 4%. Only 3% of registered voters are not inclined to vote for any of these presidential candidates.

2016 presidential survey Pulse Asia

The survey which was conducted from January 24 – 28, 2016 using face-to-face interviews has a ± 2 percent margin of error with confidence level at 95 percent.

Across geographic areas and socio-economic classes, Senator Poe leads in the rest of Luzon (39%) and Class D (32%).

Meanwhile, almost half of Mindanaoans (48%) support the candidacy of Davao City Mayor Duterte.

In Metro Manila, Senator Poe and Vice-President Binay share the lead (33% versus 32%) while in the Visayas, the top candidates for president are former DILG Secretary Roxas (32%) and Senator Poe (26%).

In Class ABC, almost the same voter preferences are recorded by Senator Poe (25%), Davao City Mayor Duterte (24%), Vice-President Binay (21%), and former DILG Secretary Roxas (20%). As for those in Class E, their most preferred candidates are Vice-President Binay (30%), Senator Poe (26%), and former DILG Secretary Roxas (25%).

Only Senator Poe and Vice-President Binay experience marked movements in their presidential voter preferences between December 2015 and January 2016, Pulse Asia said.

Electoral support for Senator Poe becomes more pronounced (+9 percentage points) while that for Vice-President Binay eases (-10 percentage points) during the period December 2015 to January 2016.

Poe, in a statement, said she's both overwhelmed and humbled by the survey results. "The latest Pulse Asia survey is both overwhelming and humbling. It echoes the voice of the people who trust and believe in my capacity to be a leader no matter what hurdles are thrown my way," she said.

Pulse Asia Research said pre-election surveys were done without any party singularly commissioning the research effort.

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