Who will benefit the most if Senator Grace Poe is disqualified from running in the May presidential elections?
Vice President Jejomar Binay, according to the results of the latest Pulse Asia survey.
The nation-wide survey commissioned by ABS/CBN showed a statistical tie in the top spot between Poe (26%) and Binay (24%).
Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte netted 22% while Mar Roxas bagged 19%.
The survey, released on March 9, was conducted from February 16 to 27 with 5,200 registered voters.
“In the event that Senator Poe does not pursue her presidential bid, Vice-President Binay would gain the most as 32% of her original voters would instead vote for him,” Pulse Asia president Ronald Holmes said in a statement published in Rappler.
“In the event that their original choice for president does not continue his/her candidacy, 29% of registered voters would instead vote for Senator Poe. In second place is Vice-President Binay (22%) while third place is shared by former DILG Secretary Roxas (15%) and Davao City Mayor Duterte (12%),” Holmes said in the Rappler report.
In case any of the candidates would drop out of the race, Poe would get 37% of Binay’s supporters, 31% of Duterte’s voters, and 41% of Roxas’ supporters, according to Holmes.
The latest Pulse Asia survey showed that:
Based on geographical location, Poe is the top bet of Metro Manilans with a 30% preference rating, followed by Binay (26%), and Duterte (25%). In the rest of Luzon, Poe and Binay top other contenders at 32% and 30%, respectively.
Roxas is the first choice for president of Visayan registered voters (33%) while Davao City Mayor Duterte is the top pick for the post in Mindanao (47%).
Based on socioeconomic classes, Duterte is the top choice of Class ABC, with a preference rating of 27%, followed by Poe (21%), Binay (21%), and Roxas (17%).
Class D gave the highest preference rating to Poe and Binay at 26% and 24%, respectively.
Class E had Poe as the top choice with 27%, followed by Binay (23%), and Roxas (23%).