Team PNoy senatorial bets still dominates latest Pulse Asia survey
April 4, 2013 1:15 am
MANILA, April 3 – Pulse Asia released Wednesday the results of its latest survey showing 15 out of the 33 senatorial candidates who have statistical chances of winning if the May 13 elections were held from March 16 to 20 this year.
Out of the 15 leading candidates for 12 senatorial seats, nine are running under the Team PNoy led by three re-electionist senators Loren Legarda, Francis Escudero and Alan Peter Cayetano.
Legarda remains strong on top, garnering 55.3 percent followed by Escudero with 51.5 percent in the second place and Cayetano with 48.7 percent in third spot based on a multistage probability sample of 1,800 registered voters 18 years old and above.
Actually, Team PNoy occupied the top six with Grace Poe-Llamanzares, daughter of the late movie actor Fernando Poe Jr., surging from eighth in the previous Pulse Asia’s survey to fourth place with 42.1 percent followed by Aquilino Pimentel III with 41.7 percent and Villar with 40.8 percent in fifth and sixth places, respectively.
United Nationalist Alliance (UNA)’s bet Nancy Binay garnered 39.6 percent in seventh place while Team PNoy’s Bam Aquino and UNA’s JV Ejercito occupied 8th and 9Th places with identical preference vote of 38.6 percent.
Team PNoy’s re-electionist senator Antonio Trillanes IV is 10th place while fellow re-electionist senator Gregorio Honasan II of UNA and Team PNoy’s Sonny Angara garnered 36.8 and 34.6 percent in the 11th and 12th places, respectively.
UNA’s three candidates Juan Miguel Zubiri (32.4%), Jack Enrile (32.4%) and Richard Gordon (30.7%) complete the top 15 which Pulse Asia considered as candidates that have statistical change of winning if elections were held during the survey period.
All the top 15 candidates in the Pulse Asia survey enjoy 91 and up percent public awareness with Legarda and Escudero as the most popular with 98 and 97 percent, respectively.
According to the Pulse Asia, the survey also revealed that 7.7 percent of Filipino voters are not inclined to vote for any of the 33 senatorial candidates. (PNA)