Senator Grace Poe grabbed the lead with 27% in the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey for presidential preference.
Up by 3% against results of previous survey, independent candidate Poe overtook Vice President Jejomar BInay of the opposition United Nationalist Alliance (UNA), who got 24%, 5% lower than his number in the February survey.
The results of the survey, released early Monday, March 14 was conducted March 4 to 7 among 1,800 voters.
Also a gainer in the latest survey is Liberal Party standard-bearer Mar “Mar” Roxas who landed at third with 22% – a 4-percentage point increase against his score in the February poll.
Like Binay, PDP/Laban’s Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte saw his rating down, landing 4th with 21%, less 3 percent against previous survey result.
Before the latest results, Binay had led the pack with 31% in January and 29% in February.
Poe had 24% both in January and February.
The latest SWS survey results comes after a February survey by Pulse Asia commissioned by The Standard which had Poe, Binay and Duterte in a “statistical tie.”
In the vice presidential race, Roxas’ running mate Camarines Sur Third District Representative Leni Robredo was the biggest gainer in the new SWS poll with 24%, a 5-point gain against her February score, that pruned down her gap with Senators Francis Escudero (28%, up by 2 points vs. February result) and Senator Bongbong Marcos (26%, the same figure in the previous survey).