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Grace Poe, Jejomar Binay lead latest Pulse Asia presidential poll

Mar 4, 2016
<p>Presidential rivals Grace Poe and Jejomar Binay lead Pulse Asia's nationwide poll conducted from February 15 to 20, 2016. But in an interview with PEP, IPER's Mon Casiple said that the presidential race remains to be a close fight between Poe, Binay, R

The fight for presidency is getting tougher with Senator Grace Poe garnering 26 percent share of votes—four percent lower compared to her numbers last January.

Vice President Jejomar Binay’s numbers, on the other hand, increased by two points with a total of 25 percent share of votes.

Conducted from February 15 to 20, Pulse Asia’s nationwide presidential poll has 1,800 respondents with ±2 margin of error.

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and former Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Mar Roxas both finished second place with 21 percent share of votes.

Incidentally, Duterte and Roxas also shared the same numbers or 20 percent of votes back in January.

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago came in last with a single-digit score or three percent share of votes.

She had four percent share of votes in the first month of 2016.

NO WINNING PRESIDENTIABLE YET. In an interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) today, March 4, Institute for Political and Electoral Reform (IPER) executive director Mon Casiple explained that there is still no clear winner for the presidency at this point in time.

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He said, “Yung sa presidential poll, walang masyadong nagbago.

“Bumaba ng konti si Grace Poe. Tumaas ng konti si Mar Roxas.

“Pero largely, itong apat na kandidato, that includes Mayor Duterte and VP Binay, match together.

“Wala pang isang lumitaw na candidate to beat.”

Casiple maintained, however, that Poe would have a fair chance in the presidential race once the Supreme Court resolves the issues surrounding her citizenship and residency.

“Ang number one ngayon, of course, si Grace Poe.

“At nag-aantay tayo ng decision ng Supreme Court sa case niya kasi that prevents her from going up sa ratings.”

THREE SERIOUS VP CANDIDATES. As for the vice presidential race, Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero and Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos are also statistically tied according to Pulse Asia’s latest nationwide survey.

Escudero dropped to 29 percent, which is four points lower compared to his numbers last January.

Marcos, on the other hand, gained three points from his 23 percent share of votes in January to 26 percent share of votes in February.

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Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo got 19 percent of the votes, while Senator Alan Peter Cayetano got 12 percent of the votes.

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and Senator Gringo Honasan are both lagging behind with their single-digit scores of six percent and four percent, respectively.

Asked to comment on the VP candidates' poll ranking, Casiple said that three candidates are seriously vying for the vice presidential seat.

“Ngayon, ito naman sa vice presidency, bumagsak si Marcos—four points. But that doesn’t mean na hindi na siya possible for number one later.

“Pero tingin ko, itong tatlo, including Chiz and Leni, ‘yan ang seryosong naglalabanan. Lumitaw na ‘yan sa surveys.

“Pero marami pang puwedeng mangyari siguro.”

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<p>Presidential rivals Grace Poe and Jejomar Binay lead Pulse Asia's nationwide poll conducted from February 15 to 20, 2016. But in an interview with PEP, IPER's Mon Casiple said that the presidential race remains to be a close fight between Poe, Binay, R
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