Vice President Jejomar Binay topped the latest survey for 2016 presidential election.The survey conducted by Pulse Asia Research, Inc., showed 40 percent of 1,200 respondents preferred Binay as a president for next national elections.
Pulse Asia showed respondents a list of name and asked:
"Of the people in this list, whom would you vote for if the 2016 presidential elections were held today and they were candidates?"
The question was included in Pulse Asia’s survey on national performance rating conducted from March 19 to 26, 2014.
Senator Grace Poe and Senator Miriam Defenson Santiago were in second and third place with 15 percent and 10 percent. Senator Francis Joseph "Chiz" Escudero got nince percent.
Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary and former senator Manuel "Mar" Roxas, who lost to Binay in a close race for the vice presidency in 2010, only placed fifth in the survey with six percent.
When asked about the survey, Roxas dismissed and said he was more concerned with his work.
"Nakatutok naman tayo sa ating trabaho at hindi ko naman pinapansin at binibigyang pansin itong mga bagay na ito. Nakatutok tayo dito tulad ng nakita natin dito sa e-subpoena, kung saan nakita natin na naging mabilis ang pagsasagawa ng hustisya sa ating bansa," Roxas told reporters in Camp Crame, Quezon City on Wednesday, April 30. (Statement from rappler.com)
(We are focused on our work and I do not pay attention and give attention to these kinds of things. We are focused on things like this e-subpoena, where we see that carrying out justice in our country becomes faster.)
United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) secretary general Toby Tiangco said they need to work harder to improve the results of the survey.
"Even if we have 40%, the challenge for us is to improve. There is still room for improvement and we can go 50% or 60%. The Vice President will work harder in the responsibilities given to him because the only way [to win] is to perform your job well. In the end, it’s performance," Tiangco told Rappler in a phone interview. (Statement from rappler.com)
Below is the complete result of the survey.
- Jejomar Binay 40%
- Grace Poe 15%
- Miriam Defensor-Santiago 10%
- Chiz Escudero 9%
- Mar Roxas 6%
- Bongbong Marcos 5%
- Alan Peter Cayetano 4%
- Kris Aquino 4%
- Bong Revilla 3%
- Ping Lacson 2%