BAGUIO CITY – Presidential frontrunner Grace Poe and Liberal Party (LP) and administration standard-bearer Manuel ‘Mar’Roxas II are tied for the presidential race during a recent survey conducted by an independent group in order to test the preference of local voters on aspirants for key national positions.
In the results of the August 10-20 poll survey undertaken by the Manila-based Philippine Social beat from 4,500 respondents representing 3 percent of the city’s voting population that was obtained by Herald Express, Poe and Roxas were tied for the presidential race with 22 percent each while Vice President Jejomar C. Binay got 20 percent followed by Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte with 18 percent, Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago with 11 percent and those with other preferences and undecided tallied 3 and 2 percent, respectively.
For the vice presidential race, Senator Francis Joseph Escudero tallied 34 percent to be the frontrunner but was closely followed by Senator Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’R. Marcos, Jr. with 28 percent. Senator Allan Peter Cayetano garnered 13 percent followend by Senator Antonio Trillanes IV with 10 percent, Batangas Gov. Vilma Santos-Recto with 4 percent, Senators Jinggoy Estrada and Camarines Sur Rep. Lenny Robredo were tied at 3 percent each while those with other preferences and undecided recorded 2 and 1 percent, respectively.
The top 12 senators for local residents are Re-electionist Senator Ralph Recto – 41 percent; Re-electionist Senator Vicente Sotto III and Re-electionist Senator Marcos – 40 percent each; Senator Franklin M. Drilon – 37 percent; former Re-electionist Senator Fancis ‘Kiko’Pangilinan – 35 percent Justice Secretary Leila de Lima – 32 percent; Re-electionist Senator Sergio Osmeñ III – 32 percent; Taguig City Rep. Lino Cayetano – 26 percent; former Senator Richard Gordon – 25 percent; Buhay Party-list Rep. and former Manila City Mayor Joselito Atienza – 23 percent; Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista – 23 percent and former Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri – 23 percent.
Roundding up the top 15 senators in the city include Senator Bam Aquino – 22 percent; Re-electionist Senator Teofisto Guingona – 19 percent and world 8-division champion Many Pacquiao – 16 percent.
The respondents were taken from the age brackets 18-30 with 26 percent; 31-45 with 33 percent; 46 to 60 with 29 percent and 61 years old and above with 11 percent.
56 percent of the respondents were females while 43 percent were males. 75 prcent of the respondents were Catholics while those with other religious affiliations and born again with 10 percent each with Iglesia ni Cristo having 4 percent.
33 percent of the respondents were college graduates, 32 precent were high school graduates, 24 pecent were college undergraduates and 6 percent were elementary and vocational graduates.
54 percent of the respondents were Ilocanos, 17 percent were Kankanaeys, 10 percent were Pangasinnense, 8 percent were Iabalois, 7 percent were from Mountain Province, 5 percent were Tagalogs 3 percent each wer Visayans and Ifugaos, 2 percent were Pamapangos, 1 percent were from Mindanao and 4 percent were from other tribes in the Cordillera while 2 percent were from other tribes in the country.
By Dexter A. See