Poe obtained a voter preference of 67.5 percent followed by Sen. Cynthia Villar with 61 percent.
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Grace Poe, Cynthia Villar, Bong Go lead latest Pulse Asia survey
Helen Flores (The Philippine Star) - March 19, 2019 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Grace Poe continued to lead the May 2019 senatorial race based on the latest survey by Pulse Asia.

Poe obtained a voter preference of 67.5 percent followed by Sen. Cynthia Villar with 61 percent.

The non-commissioned survey was conducted from Feb. 24 to 28, using face-to-face interviews of 1,800 registered voters nationwide.

Former special assistant to the President Bong Go and Sen. Sonny Angara were tied at third to fifth places with 53 percent and 52.2 percent voter preferences, respectively.

In third to seventh places was former senator Lito Lapid, who would be elected by 49 percent of registered voters if the elections were held during the survey period.

Taguig City Rep. Pia Cayetano was ranked fifth to seventh places with 47 percent; followed by former Bureau of Corrections chief Ronald dela Rosa, who placed fifth to eighth with 44.6 percent.

Sen. Nancy Binay placed seventh to 10th places with 40.5 percent voter preference; followed by former senator Mar Roxas who ranked eighth to 12th with 39.8 percent.

Former senator Ramon Revilla Jr. secured the eighth to 13th slots with 36.8 percent voter preference.

Sharing the ninth to 14th spots were Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos (36 percent) and Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III (35.6 percent).

The other probable winners were former senator Jinggoy Estrada, who garnered 33.9 percent voter preference (10th to 15th slots), and former presidential adviser on political affairs Francis Tolentino with 32.1 percent (11th to 15th places).

Sen. Bam Aquino ranked 13th to 17th with 30.4 percent voter preference, followed by Sen. JV Ejercito and former senator Serge Osmeña, who both placed 15th to 18th with voter preferences of 27.6 percent and 26.7 percent, respectively.

Pulse Asia said of the 62 personalities vying for a senatorial seat, only 14 have a statistical chance of winning.

The poll has a margin of error of 2.3 percentage points. 

Go said he is thankful with the results of the surveys where his ranking has greatly improved. 

“Again, thank you to my supporters who believe in my ability and sincerity in serving the Filipino. Your trust is so heartwarming,” Go said in Filipino.

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