Updated April 11, 2016
Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has edged out poll frontrunner Senator Grace Poe in the first quarter survey of the Social Weather Stations (SWS).
The results, which were first published on BusinessWorld early Monday, revealed that 27 percent of respondents preferred the tough-talking Duterte.
The survey was conducted last March 30 to April 2 through face-to-face interviews with 1,500 adults.
Duterte distanced himself from his rivals as Poe fell to second place with 23 percent. With a margin of error of +/-3, the neophyte senator is “statistically-tied” with Vice President Jejomar Binay at 20 percent.
Meanwhile, Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. secured the top spot in the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey.
The 1st quarter election survey was conducted through face-to-face interviews with 1,500 respondents from March 30 to April 2.
The results of the survey, which were released early Monday on BusinessWorld, showed Marcos clinching the top spot in the race for the second highest post in the country with 26 percent.
Feb 29, 2016 Update
Smart Communication has released the result of their 60-day election survey after the data was verified by the National Telecommunications Commission as “valid”.
Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. distances themselves from their opponents by large margins.
Duterte leads with 29.7% of the total respondents, followed by Vice President Jejomar Binay with 21.92%, Senator Grace Poe with 17.35%, former interior secretary Mar Roxas with 17.7% and Senator Mirriam Defensor-Santiago with 14.7%
For vice president, Senator Marcos leads with 26.7, followed by Senator Francis Escudero with 20.56, Leni Robredo with 16.65, Senator Allan Peter Cayetano with 16.2, Gringo Honasan with 12.36, and Senator Antonio Trillanes with 7.9.
The survey was conducted nationwide from December 25,2015 to February 25, 2016 through sms message.
Smart Communications PR man Alex Lopez said that the company had sent more than 500,000 survey questions through text messages for two months, and 392,565 subscribers had responded.
Election Lawyer Atty. Ed Pelaez said that this is the biggest survey so far and the result should not be ignored.
Sen. Trillanes however called the result “rigged” and “doctored” after not satisfied being the least favorite candidate for vice president.