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Apr 1, 2016
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Enjoying a large lead over his presidential rivals, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is currently on top of 7-Eleven’s “7-Election Gulp Cups 2016 Presidential Survey” which started on March 23.

The tough-talking mayor earned a commanding 58 percent of votes as of April 1 in the nationwide survey which is still ongoing.

Coming in at a far second was Senator Grace Poe who got 11 percent. She is trailed by Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago and Vice President Jejomar Binay with six percent each.

Lagging behind is administration bet and former Interior secretary Mar Roxas II with four percent.

However, at least 14 percent were still undecided on which candidate they will support despite the official elections just being 37 days away.

So far, Duterte’s landslide lead seems to be accurate based on various netizen’s posts on the 7-Eleven page which show different stores running out of Duterte cups.

As a policy, 7-Eleven temporarily pulls out all cups to halt the voting process once any of the presidential candidates’ cups get sold out.

Dubbed as the #7Elections, the event is aimed to provide a fun and hassle-free way of voting in surveys especially with 7-Eleven stores literally just around every corner.

The 7-Eleven management tallies scores and updates voter percentages on their website where anyone can check how a presidential is performing by selecting a specific store anywhere in the Philippines. Though some areas are not correctly reflecting percentages such as Parañaque and Las Piñas, prompting 7-Eleven to urge participants to immediately report any problems they encounter including bar code malfunction and vote registry errors.

The #7Elections first started in 2010 with then Senator Benigno Aquino III leading 7-Eleven’s cup survey. True enough, he won the polls and was elected as president.

To register a vote, participants must buy the cup of their preferred presidential candidate in any 7-Eleven store.

 

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