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Duterte Overtakes Poe For Solo Lead In Pulse Asia Survey

Marcos now holds the solo top spot in the vice presidential race, while Drilon and Sotto are the leading candidates for senator
by Andrei Medina | Apr 12, 2016
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With just less than a month before Election Day, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has gained the top spot in the most recent survey conducted by Pulse Asia.

The PDP-Laban standard bearer got a 30 percent approval rating. He overtook former survey frontrunner Senator Grace Poe, who garnered 25 percent, ABS-CBN reported.

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Bitter political rivals Vice President Jejomar Binay and administration bet Mar Roxas II shared the third spot with 20 and 19 percent, respectively.

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago was dead last with two percent.

The survey, which was commissioned by ABS-CBN, was conducted from March 29 to April 3. It had 4,000 respondents nationwide and a ±1.5 percent margin of error.


Vice Presidential race

Just like Duterte, Senator Bongbong Marcos Jr. decisively took the lead for the vice presidential race with 28 percent. He previously shared the top spot with Senator Francis Escudero.

This time around, Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo and Escudero shared second place with 22 and 21 percent, respectively.

Senator Alan Peter Cayetano, Marcos' staunchest rival during the vice presidential debate, came in at third with 15 percent.

Former soldiers Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and Senator Gringo Honasan were at the bottom with five and four percent, respectively.


Senatorial race

Meanwhile, the following made it to the Senate’s “magic twelve”:

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Senator Franklin Drilon (1st – 2nd)
Senator Vicente Sotto III (1st – 2nd)
Ex-Senator Panfilo Lacson (3rd – 4th)
Senator Francis Pangilinan (3rd – 4th)
Ex-Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri (5th – 6th)
Ex-Secretary Leila De Lima (5th – 9th)
Senator Sergio Osmeña III (6th – 12th)
Senator Ralph Recto (6th – 12th)
Rep. Manny Pacquiao (6th – 12th)
Ex-Senator Richard Gordon (7th – 12th)
Ex-Rep. Risa Hontiveros (7th – 12th)
Ex-Secretary Joel Villanueva (7th – 12th)


Photo from Rody Duterte's Facebook page

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