Villar overtakes Poe, Revilla in top 5 of latest Pulse Asia's senatorial poll


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MANILA, Philippines – Just a few more days before election day, Cynthia Villar dislodged Grace Poe in the latest and final Pulse Asia Survey for the senatorial race as released on Saturday, May 11.

The survey showed that Senator Villar had a 55.9% voter preference compared to Senator Poe who scored 47.7%.

Former senator and Taguig City representative Pia Cayetano is statistically tied with Poe with 45.0%.

Presidential aide Bong Go and former senator Bong Revilla followed with 42.0% and 39.5%, respectively.

Villar overtakes Poe, Revilla in top 5 of latest Pulse Asia survey
Re-electionist senators Cynthia Villar and Grace Poe (frontrunners in latest survey); Bong Revilla in top 5. Photo from their respective Facebook pages

Here's the ranking of the top 15 senators according to Pulse Asia survey:

  • Cynthia Villar: 55.9%, 1st
  • Grace Poe: 47.7%, 2nd to 3rd
  • Pia Cayetano: 45.0%, 2nd to 4th
  • Bong Go: 42.0%, 3rd to 7th
  • Bong Revilla: 39.5%, 4th to 8th
  • Lito Lapid: 38.5%, 4th to 9th
  • Ronald dela Rosa: 37.9%, 4th to 9th
  • Juan Edgardo Angara: 36.3%, 5th to 10th
  • Imee Marcos: 34.1%, 6th to 14th
  • Nancy Binay: 32.8%, 8th to 15th
  • Koko Pimentel: 31.7%, 9th to 15th
  • JV Estrada Ejercito: 31.2%, 9th to 15th
  • Jinggoy Estrada: 30.8%, 9th to 15th
  • Bam Aquino : 30.6%, 9th to 15th
  • Francis Tolentino: 28.9%, 10th to 15th

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Former senators Serge OsmeƱa (23.3%) and Mar Roxas (21.1%) made it to top 16th and 17th, respectively.

Villar overtakes Poe, Revilla in top 5 of latest Pulse Asia survey
Villar overtakes Poe, Revilla in top 5 of latest Pulse Asia survey

Based on the survey, at least 11 candidates from Duterte-endorsed Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) coalition have a statistical chance of winning - re-electionist senators Villar, JV Ejercito, Sonny Angara, Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, former police chief Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa, Bong Go, former senators Bong Revilla Jr. and Jinggoy Estrada, Pia Cayetano, Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos and former presidential political adviser Francis Tolentino.

The other factions - Nationalist People’s Coalition ( Lapid), United Nationalist Alliance (Binay) and independent (Poe) have only one candidate included in the winners’ circle.

The survey was made to 1,800 respondents from age 18 years old and above. It was conducted from May 3-6, 2019. The margin error is at + or – 2.3 percent with a confidence level of 95 percent.

Only 3 in 10 Filipinos completed their list

But even with the final survey out, Pulse Asia admitted the game is far from over yet.

According to Pulse Asia president Ronald Holmes, only 3 out of 10 Filipinos have filled up their final 12 senatoriables.

He said, “A little over a third of registered voters (36%) have a complete senatorial slate for the May 2019 elections.”

As of the survey period, Pulse Asia identified that most voters only have an average of 8 candidates in mind out of the maximum 12.

— Sally, The Summit Express


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