If elections were to be held today, Grace Poe will be topping the senatorial race while Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio and former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Ronald ‘Bato’ Dela Rosa will be in the winning circle as well.
This is according to the recent survey conducted by Pulse Asia during the period June 15 – 21, 2018 using face-to-face interviews.
As per the Pulse Asia survey result, Poe, who ran and lost in the 2016 presidential election, also got the highest awareness rating with 99%.
Poe ranked no. 1 with 67.4% of the voters choosing her. She is followed by former senator and now Taguig Rep. Pia Cayetano with 55.7%% in second place and incumbent Senator Cynthia Villar with 50.1% in the the third spot.
Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio came in fourth place with 46.2%, closely followed by Senator Sonny Angara with 37.9%.
Surprisingly, former senator Jinggoy Estrada, who had just been released on bail and is currently facing plunder before the Sandiganbayan also made it to the Top 5 with 37.9%.
Others in the running are Dela Rosa (37.7%); former Senate President Aquilino ‘Koko’ Pimentel III (37.7%); Nancy Binay (37.1%); Sergio Osmeña III (36.6%); Lito Lapid (36.2%); Joseph Victor Ejercito (35.6%) and Paolo Benigno ‘Bam’ Aquino IV (32.1%).
According to Pulse Asia, the survey was conducted in the heat of several issues such as the ouster of Maria Lourdes Sereno as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, the conflicting statements of President Duterte and Foreign Affairs Secretary on the issue of the West Philippine Sea, the killing of Father Richmond Nilo in Nueva Ecija and the arrest of more than 7,000 ‘tambays’ or loiterers, among others.
The result has a margin of error +/- 6% for Metro Manila, +/- 3% for rest of Luzon, and +/- 5% for Visayas and Mindanao.