Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Noynoy, Mar maintain leads in new SWS poll

December 9, 2009, 6:29pm

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Senators Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III and Manuel “Mar” Roxas II, the presidential and vice presidential candidates of the Liberal Party in next year’s elections, again led the Filipinos’ preferred successors to President Arroyo in a commissioned survey conducted by the Social Weather Stations (SWS).

The special national survey commissioned by Puerto Princesa City Mayor Edward Hagedorn, conducted from November 4 to 8 with 1,200 respondents, showed that Aquino was the preferred next president by 47 percent of the electorate.

Roxas, Aquino’s running mate, received 31 percent of the votes to lead in his category.

Aquino was followed by Nationalista Party (NP) standard bearer Manuel Villar Jr. with 20 percent while tied on third spot are Senator Francis Escudero, who had backed out of the race, and Partido ng Masang Pilipino (PMP) standard bearer former President Joseph Estrada at 12 percent.

Vice President Noli de Castro and administration bet Gilbert Teodoro were tied at fourth place with 3 percent each.

Other probable presidents in the list were vice presidential candidate Bayani Fernando (1 percent), Bangon Pilipinas standard bearer Brother Eddie Villanueva (1 percent), Senator Richard Gordon (0.5 percent), independent presidential aspirant Maria Ana Consuelo “Jamby” Madrigal (0.4 percent), Hagedorn (0.1 percent), and independent presidential candidate Nicanor Perlas (0.1 percent).

In the vice presidential survey, Roxas was followed by NP vice presidential candidate Loren Legarda with 26 percent.

Other names mentioned as potential vice presidents were De Castro (16 percent), Escudero (14 percent), PMP vice presidential bet Makati City Mayor Jejomar Binay (9 percent), Senator Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel Jr. (1 percent), Hagedorn (1 percent), and Villanueva (0.4 percent).

The survey also showed that the Filipinos’ most preferred senators in the 2010 elections are Sen. Jinggoy Estrada (56 percent), Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago (49 percent), former Senate President Franklin Drilon (48 percent), Sen. Pia Cayetano (45 percent), Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. (45 percent), Roxas (40 percent), former National Economic Development Authority chief Ralph Recto (35 percent), Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile (35 percent), lawyer Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel (32 percent), Madrigal (31 percent), former Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto III (31 percent), former Senator Sergio OsmeƱa III (29 percent), Gordon (29 percent), and television host Willie Revillame (29 percent).

The survey used face-to-face interviews of 1,200 registered voters divided into random samples of 300 each in Metro Manila, balance of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, with sampling error margins of ±3 percent for national percentages and ±6 percent for area percentages.

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