POE, BINAY AND ROXAS IN ‘STATISTICAL TIE’ IN LATEST SWS SURVEY

BY ROGER M. BALANZA

     The euphoria over Mar Roxas being named by President Benigno Aquino as the candidate of the Liberal party in the 2016 presidential elections has died down.

     The former Interior Secretary is back to his consistent No. 3 spot in previous surveys, in the latest survey for presidential preference of the Social Weather Stations (SWS).

     The results of the survey released Tuesday by SWS conducted from September 2 to 5, with 1,200 respondents, gave Senator Grace Poe 26 percent, Vice President Jejomar Binay 24 percent and Roxas 20 percent.

     In the previous survey by SWS, conducted after Roxas was picked as the LP bet, Roxas placed second, overtaking Binay for the first time with wide margin.

     The survey, however, has been crucified for its alleged faulty methodology.

     The LP earlier said Roxas’ rating would shoot up after being ‘officially’ picked as the party’s standard bearer.

 

     The latest SWS survey however indicates results of the first survey was a passing figure for Roxas, with results telling that it would be a close fight between the three top contenders if the election is held today.

BusinessWorld, which commissioned the survey, in a report described the result as a ‘statistical tie.’

 

 

 

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