Â (MANILA)Â -Â Â Â With her retention in the Comelec’s ballot list and her disqualification cases gaining ground in her favor in the Supreme Court, 2013 senate top notcher Grace Poe regained the lead for the presidential race in the latest Pulse Asia survey January 24-28 with a commanding 30%- an increase of 9% (21%) in December.
Grace Poe thus Â overtook VP Jojo Binay who dropped a significant 10% from December-landing at 23% down from 33%. LP”s Mar Roxas and Davao City mayor Rody Duterte were dead even at 20%. Pulse said that Binay, Roxas and Duterte are statistically tied at second place.
Senator Grace lorded it over at the NCR (33%) and (39%) in Luzon and was second to Roxas in the Visayas (26%) while Duterte lorded it over in Mindanao at (48%). In income class category Grace topped the ABC market (26%), D market (32%)Â and second to Binay in the E market (26%).
Poe said she was “overwhelmed and humbled by the results” as she noted having gained 10% in Luzon, 11% in the Visayas and 10% in the D market. Though Binay led in the E market at 30%m this was a drop of 12% from December. Binay also lost significantly in the Visayas (14%) and Mindanao (16%).
Vice Presidential and Senate Race
Poe’s running mate senator Chiz Escudero continued to enjoy top spot of 33% for vice president- climbing by 4% from December’s 29%. Bongbong Marcos at second remained at 23% like the last December rankings. Rep Leni Robredo rose to 18% from 14% for third place. Senator Senator Alan Cayetabo dropped from 18% to 14% in January Â and Â senator Gringo Honasan from 9% to 5%. Senator Trillanes retained his 4% vote preference.
Meanwhile the Â top 5 Â Pulse Asia survey in the senate race are all reelectionists including : senators Tito Sotto ( 68%), Kiko Pangilinan Â (65%), Panfilo Lacson ( 63%), Ralph Recto (60%) and Franklin Drilon (59%).
The other Â most likely winners in the Magic 12 are: former senator Migs Zubiri, Senator Serge Osmena, former secretary of Justice Leila de Lima, Rep Manny Pacquiao, Â Red Cross chair Dick Gordon,Â senator TG Guingona, Â former Rep, Risa Hontiveros and Rep Sherwin Gatchalian.
The survey had a margin of error of only 2% and a confidence level of 95%.