SURVEY SAYS: Loren tops list of 2013 winners' circle, Chiz close second
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MANILA, Philippines - Senator Loren Legarda emerged as the top senatorial pick for the upcoming 2013 elections, results of a recent Pulse Asia survey showed on Monday.
The survey said that if the elections were held during the survey period of August 31 to September 7, Legarda would land in solo first place with 67.3% of Filipino adult respondents supporting her.
Landing in solo second place is Senator Francis Escudero with 61.2%.
The survey also found that if the elections were held in this period, MOST of the winners would be re-electionists.
Statistically tied for 3rd to 5th places are:
- Senator Alan Peter Cayetano (49.9%)
- San Juan City Representative JV Ejercito Estrada (49.9%)
- Cagayan Province Representative Juan Ponce Enrile, Jr. (47.4%)
Pulse Asia said that statistically tied in the 6th to 10th places are:
- Senator Antonio Trillanes IV (41.2%)
- Senator Gregorio Honasan (40.6%)
- Senator Aquilino Martin Pimentel III (39.2%)
Aside from re-electionists, those in the list of senatorial picks of Filipinos based on the survey are past senators or relatives of prominent politicians such as former Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri (37.4%) and Aurora Province Representative Edgardo Angara (35.9%), who are both tied at the 6th to 11th places; and former Las Piñas City Representative Cynthia Villar, wife of Senator Manny Villar (32.7%), who currently ranks 9th to 11th.
Those who were considered out of the "winners' circle" WEre:
- Ma. Lourdes Nancy Binay (27.4%, 12th to 15th places);
- former Senator Richard Gordon (26.2%, 12th to 16th places);
- former Senator Ramon Magsaysay Jr. (25.2%, 12th to 16th places); and
- former Senator Ana "Jambly" Madrigal (23.2%, 12th to 17th places)
Other personalities that figured in the survey were Justice Secretary Leila de Lima (21.9%), Akbayan's Risa Hontiveros-Baraquel (19.9%), Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon (18.4%), current MTRCB chairperson Grace Poe-Llamanzares (17.4%), and broadcaster Ramon Tulfo (16.7%).
The survey was conducted among 1,200 adult respondents with a ± 3% error margin at the 95% confidence level.