Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Final SWS pre-poll survey gives Team PNoy 9-3 edge
THE senatorial race results could be either 8-4 or 9-3 in favor of the administration Team PNoy, the May 2-3 Social Weather Stations survey showed.
The survey, the last of SWS’ pre-election polls, had 2,400 respondents and a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percent. Re-electionists Loren Legarda and Alan Peter Cayetano, both of Team PNoy, still ranked first and second place, which has been the trend since March. Nancy Binay of the United Nationalist Alliance and Sen. Francis Escudero of Team PNoy were tied for third and fourth place.
Escudero recovered from his 5th place ranking last April. Administration bet Grace Poe Llamanzares, who used to be at No. 10, has seized fifth place. Rep. Joseph Victor Ejercito of UNA and former Las Piñas Rep. Cynthia Villar (Team PNoy) were tied at sixth and seventh. Ejercito used to be tied with Team PNoy’s Aquilino Pimentel III for 7th-8th place, while Villar had ranked third with Binay. Pimentel was still at No. 8. Paolo Benigno Aquino IV of Team PNoy had dropped from sixth to ninth. Rep. Juan Edgardo Angara and Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, both administration candidates, tied for 10th-11th rank. Angara had been at No. 9 while Trillanes’ position was unchanged.
UNA’s Gregorio Honasan took the 12th spot. Still having a shot at a Senate seat are Rep. Juan Ponce Enrile Jr. (UNA) at 13th place, Ramon Magsaysay Jr. (Team PNoy) and Juan Miguel Zubiri (UNA) at 14th-15th, and Risa Hontiveros (Team PNoy) at 16th place. (Malaya)