Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Noynoy tops another survey, nearly 50% will vote for him

12/22/2009 | 06:23 PM

Original Story: http://www.gmanews.tv/story/179992/noynoy-tops-another-survey-nearly-50-will-vote-for-him

(UPDATE 3 - 9:52 pm) Once again, Liberal Party standard-bearer Senator Benigno Simeon "Noynoy" Aquino III has topped a nationwide survey, with almost half of the respondents saying they will vote form him as president.

Results of the December 5 to 10 survey conducted by pollster Social Weather Stations (SWS) showed that 46 percent of 2,100 respondents had chosen Aquino. The same survey also showed Aquino's running-mate, Sen. Manuel "Mar" Roxas II, leading the pack of vice presidential bets in 2010.

The SWS presented the respondents with a list of 11 presidential aspirants and were asked: "Sa mga sumusunod na pangalan sa listahang ito, sino po ang malamang ninyong iboboto bilang presidente ng Pilipinas, kung ang eleksyon ay gaganapin ngayon?"

(Among the names found on this list, who will you probably vote for president of the Philippines, if elections were held today?)

The respondents were also presented lists of vice-presidential and senatorial candidates and were also asked who among the persons on the lists would they vote for if the polls were held today.

Villar, Estrada catch up

Villar, the closest rival of Aquino in the survey, got 27 percent, followed by former President Joseph Estrada with 16 percent.

Administration party candidate Gilberto Teodoro Jr. was in fourth place with 5 percent.

Evangelist Eduardo Villanueva and Sen. Richard Gordon were both in fifth place, each having a 1-percent preference rating.

Meanwhile, the following obtained fractional numbers in the survey: Sen. Maria Ana Consuelo Jamby Madrigal (0.2 percent), lawyer Oliver Lozano (0.1 percent), former Manila representative Mario Crespo (0.1 percent) and Olongapo City councilor John Carlos delos Reyes (0.1 percent), and Jesus Nicanor Perlas (0.03 percent)

Four percent did not give an answer, according to the SWS.

Solidifies lead

Aquino has solidified his lead in nationwide surveys, enjoying a consistently wide margin over his political opponents in next year's polls.

Results of the SWS survey were almost similar to that of Pulse Asia, which was conducted early December. Forty-five percent of the latter's respondents also picked Aquino as their most preferred presidential aspirant.

Last week, Aquino also topped the survey conducted by a group of 800 businessmen under the Makati Business Club. He got an approval rating of 61 percent.

In October, another Pulse Asia survey showed Aquino leading the poll with a 44-percent approval rating. Earlier, in September, two surveys done by the SWS showed Aquino enjoying wide margins of 60 and 50 percent.

The Aquino ratings are a record high. It surpassed the SWS poll results for Estrada at the height of his popularity, when his pre-election approval ratings were just 36.52 percent in May 1998; and 18 percent in January 1998.

Roxas, Legarda top survey on VP bets

Meanwhile, the December 5 to 10 SWS survey also showed that from the list of eight vice presidential candidates, Roxas led the race with 43 percent, followed by Loren Legarda with 32 percent.

Makati City mayor Jejomar Binay was third with 10 percent, followed by actor Edu Manzano with 3 percent, and Bayani Fernando, chairman of the Metro Manila Development Authority, with 2 percent.

Veteran broadcaster Jose "Jay" Sonza and Perfecto Yasay each scored fractionally, with 0.3 percent and 0.1%, respectively.

None of the respondents in the survey chose Dominador Chipeco, Jr.

Survey results for senatorial bets

Meanwhile, the following senatorial candidates topped the SWS survey:

1. Miriam Defensor Santiago - People's Reform Party - 55 percent

2. Ramon "Bong" Revilla - Lakas-Kampi-CMD - 54 percent

3. Jose "Jinggoy" Estrada - Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino - 53 percent

4. Pilar Juliana "Pia" Cayetano - Nacionalista Party - 48 percent

5. Franklin Drilon - Liberal Party) - 47 percent

6. Ralph Recto - Liberal Party - 44 percent

7. Vicente Sotto III - Nationalist People's Coalition - 40 percent

8. Juan Ponce Enrile - Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino - 37 percent

9. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr - Kilusang Bagong Lipunan - 32 percent

10. Sergio OsmeƱa III - Independent - 31 percent

11. Teofisto Guingona III - Liberal Party - 24 percent

12. Manuel Lapid - Lakas-Kampi-CMD - 23 percent

Within the "bounds of statistical error," according to the SWS are the following:

13. Jose "Joey" de Venecia III - Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino - 21 percent

14. Rozzano Rufino Biazon - Liberal Party - 20 percent

15. Sonia Roco - Liberal Party - 18 percent

16. Gwendolyn Pimentel - PDP-Laban - 17 percent

A "significant distance away," according to the pollster are:

17-18. Jose Apolinario Lozada Jr of the Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino and Francisco Tatad of the Grand Alliance for Democracy who both got 16 percent

19. Alexander Lacson - Liberal Party - 15 percent

20. Gilbert Cesar Remulla - Nacionalista Party - 10 percent

21-22. Ramon Mitra of the Nacionalista Party and Danilo Lim (Independent) who both got 9 percent and

23. Adel Tamano - Nacionalista Party - 8 percent. - ARCS/KBK, GMANews.TV

Original Story: http://www.gmanews.tv/story/179992/noynoy-tops-another-survey-nearly-50-will-vote-for-him

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