Binay regains lead, Duterte 2nd in latest Pulse Asia poll

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 22 Dec) – Vice President Jejomar has regained his lead in the latest survey on presidential candidates.

In a survey conducted by Pulse Asia from December 4 to 11, Binay was the choice of 33 percent of the 1,800 respondents who were registered voters from across the country.

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte placed second with 23 percent and Senator Grace Poe ranked third with 21 percent.

Former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas placed fourth with 17 percent, while Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago was fifth with 4 percent.

Interviewed on TV, Binay said he had expected a return to the top of the ratings that’s why he remained bullish despite the backlash created by the allegations of corruption against him and his family.

Roxas, meanwhile, said the survey results did not bother him as what is important is the election in May next year.

In a survey conducted from Oct. 18-29 by Pulse Asia, 39 percent of the 3,400 respondents chose Poe. Binay placed second with 24 percent.

Administration bet Roxas placed with third with 21 percent. Santiago placed fourth with 11 percent.

During the Oct.18-29 survey, Duterte was not a candidate for president yet. It was only this month that he filed a certificate of candidacy as presidential bet of the PDP-Laban in lieu of Martin Dino.