Rodrigo Duterte and Leni Robredo widened their lead over their rivals according to the results of the Holy Name University (HNU) Bohol Poll Pre-Election Round 2016 released a few hours ago, Friday, May 6, 2016.
Boholanos still prefer Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Laban (PDP-Laban) presidential candidate Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte over Liberal Party (LP) standard bearer Mar Roxas by a score of 45% to 32%.
Even in the cross tabulation results where those who preferred LP standard bearer for governor Edgar Chatto, 43% crossed party lines and chose Duterte as their president rather than Roxas 37%.
Those who picked gubernatorial bet Loay Mayor Rosemarie Imboy, who is allied with United Nationalist Alliance (UNA), 59% went for Duterte, 23% for Senator Grace Poe and 9% for Roxas.
Duterte got high marks in the 3rd district over Roxas 53% to 24% or a margin of 29% followed by Tagbilaran City 52% to 28% against Roxas, 24% gap with the 1st district giving Duterte 52% versus Roxas 28%, a significant advantage of 15%.
It was only in the 2nd district where Roxas led Duterte by a narrow margin of 41% to 35% but considered a statistical tie since the margin of error for the 2nd district is +/-10%.
Poe, Binay and Senator Miriam Santiago scored a low of 14%, 8% and 1% respectively.
Duterte also scored high in Class ABCDE over Roxas with an average score of 20% with male voters going for Duterte 55% to 26% while Roxas was ahead by a slim margin over Duterte in the female votes 38% to 36%.
Duterte got the nod of the 18-24 age group 54% with Poe coming in at 24% followed by Roxas 13%. In the 45 and above category, Duterte held a slim lead of 45% over Roxas 39%.
The Bohol Poll Pre-election Round 2016 was conducted on Arpil 10-18 – May 2, 2016 with a sample of 400 respondents (Boholano voters) for the entire province. The margin of error for Bohol is +/- 5%, Tagbilaran City, Districts 2 and 3 is +/- 10% while District 1 is +/- 7%. (Chito M. Visarra)