Senator Alan Peter Cayetano edges Camarines Sur 3rd District Representative Leni Robredo from the top spot in the pre-election vice presidential preference survey conducted by the top rated “Inyong Alagad” of station dyRD last on Thursday.
Cayetano outpolled Robredo 48% – 44% in a neck to neck race that covered 100 respondents who
phoned in their preferences among the vice presidential bets in the May elections. The campaign of national bets will kick off on Tuesday.
The respondents were asked “If the elections were held today, who will you vote for as Vice President of the Philippines?”.
Independent candidate Cayetano topped the field of six vice presidential bets.
Surprisingly, survey leader Senator Chiz Escudero pooled low in the radio survey. He scored 01% with Sen. Gringo Honasan. Independent Senators Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. and Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, both got 03%
Cayetano gained the support of the Boholano electorate on the strength of his partnership with Duterte in the the phoned in survey conducted five days before the start of the official 90 day national campaign period for president, vice president, senator, and party-list groups.
Robredo, who slipped into second place from the previous survey, attracted an overwhelming votes from the women sector who were impressed by her unwavering adherence to “daang matuwid” and her advocacies concentrating on the grassroots, women, children and the poor.
But in a separate survey culled from 68 text messages, Robredo surged upward with 56% and Cayetano coming in a distant second with 26%, Marcos .07%, Trillanes .06%, Honasan .03% and Escudero .01%.
A previous “Inyong Alagad” survey on December 29, 2015 showed Cayetano was a distant third Â with a score of 22% trailing the low profile Robredo who was on top at 41.9% and Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. with 29%.
NATIONAL VP PREFERENCE
It was a different story in the national level in the latest Business World – Social Weather Station pre-election survey in the vice presidential race conducted on January 8-10, 2016.
Escudero took the top spot with a score of 28% closely followed by Marcos with 25% with Robredo trailing at 17%, Cayetano 14%, Honasan, 8% and Trillanes 3%.
The six leading vice presidential bets among the 19 candidates who filed their Certificates of Candidacy (COC) maintained their respective rankings since the start of SWS surveys on March, 2015 to January, 2016.
The SWS survey used face-to-face interviews of 1,200 validated voters nationwide with a sampling error of Â±3%.
BOHOL VOTERS PROFILE
According to the Commission on Election Philippine 2016 Voters profile, Bohol with 47municipalities and 1109 barangays has a total of 798,768 registered voters with 392,064 male voters and 406,704 female voters.
By age group, the age bracket 20-24 years old has 114,268 voters while voters 60–65 and above stood at 133,332 voters.
Bohol’s top four vote rich municipalities are Ubay – 41,792, Talibon – 33,211, Carmen – 29,767 and Loon – 27,676 with Tagbilaran City on top with 59,949.
Bohol registered a voters turn-out of 85.19% in the 2013 national elections.
It’s still 92 days before the May 9, 2016 elections and the race for the vice presidency in the province of Bohol is seen, so far as a three way battle between Robredo, Cayetano and Marcos.Â (Chito M. Visarra)