MANILA, Philippines – Presidential aspirant Sen. Grace Poe and vice presidential candidate Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos topped the latest presidential and vice presidential pre-election survey of the Magdalo group.
Poe regained the top spot for the presidential survey with 29.9 percent followed by her close contender, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, who garnered 26.6 percent.
Vice President Jejomar “Jojo” Binay claimed the third spot with 25.5 percent while Liberal Party standard bearer and former Department of the Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II remained at the fourth place with 14 percent.
Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago took the fifth spot with 3.3 percent.
For the vice presidential survey, Marcos led with 28 percent. He overtook the longtime frontrunner for the post, Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero with 26 percent.
Escudero was followed by Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano and Rep. Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo with 16.1 and 14.3 percents, respectively.
Coming in at fifth place was Sen. Antonio “Sonny” Trillanes IV with 8.4 percent and lastly, Sen. Gregorio Gringo Honasan with 5 percent.
The Magdalo party-list surveyed almost 3,000 respondents from across the various regions of the country from February 3 to 5.
Magdalo party-list Rep. Francisco Ashley Acedillo said their group randomly selected respondents and provided the list of candidates running for president and vice president just like the previous election surveys.
The respondents were asked “If elections would be held today, who among the following candidates would you vote for?'"
Acedillo said the surveys from the previous months showed that Poe’s ratings declined due to the confusion caused by the disqualification cases against her but due to the developments regarding her case she has regained the top spot in the survey.
The Magdalo group said the survey has margin of error of 1.8 percent.
Last December, it was Duterte and Escudero who ranked highest in the Magdalo survey.