Bam, Grace are biggest gainers in Senate race - Pulse


Posted at Mar 11 2013 11:42 AM | Updated as of Mar 12 2013 01:18 AM

MANILA - Eight Team PNoy bets and 4 United Nationalist Alliance candidates are now leading in the senatorial race, according to the latest Pulse Asia pre-election survey.

Senatorial Race - Pulse Asia Survey. Infographic by Diana Marie Madelo for

The survey, conducted last February 24-28, 2013, showed 2 Team PNoy candidates, Bam Aquino and Grace Poe, making it to the Magic 12 after ranking 13th and 14th in the last Pulse Asia survey.

It also showed Aurora Rep. Sonny Angara and former senator Juan Miguel Zubiri dropping out of the Magic 12.

The survey showed 3 re-electionists - Senators Loren Legarda, Chiz Escudero and Alan Peter Cayetano - continuing to lead the race.

Placing 4th-9th in the race is former Las Pinas Rep. and Team PNoy candidate Cynthia Villar, with 44% of voters choosing her.

She is followed by San Juan Rep. and UNA candidate JV Ejercito Estrada, who also placed 4th-9th with 43.8% of voters supporting him. He is followed by Team PNoy bet Bam Aquino, with 43.2%.

Nancy Binay, daughter of Vice President Jejomar Binay, placed 4th-9th in the latest survey, with 42.5% support.

Team PNoy bet Grace Poe, daughter of the late Action King Fernando Poe Jr., is now ranked 4th-10th in the race, with 42.1%.

Two re-electionists - Koko Pimentel (40.1%) and Gringo Honasan (37.9%) - placed 9th and 10th in the survey. Pimentel was ranked 4th-12th, while Honasan ranked 8th-13th.

Jack Enrile, son of Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, placed 11th in the race, with 36.6%. He is now ranked 9-15.

Finally, re-electionist Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV made it to the top 12 with 36.1%.

Angara received the support of 35.1% of voters, putting him in 13th place and statistically in 10-15th place.

Meanwhile, Juan Miguel Zubiri dropped to 14th place with 33.2% of voters supporting him. It was the first time that Zubiri dropped out of the Magic 12.

Former senator Dick Gordon was ranked at 11th to 16th places, with 32.2% support.

Pulse Asia's February 2013 Nationwide Survey on Filipinos’ Senatorial Preferences for the May 2013 Elections

Pulse Asia said 5.5% of Filipinos are not inclined to support any of the 33 senatorial candidates for the coming midterm polls.