MANILA - If elections were held today, former senator and now Presidential Assistant for Food Security and Agricultural Modernization Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan would surely top the senatorial race, according to the latest Pulse Asia survey.
The survey also showed Quezon City Mayor Herbert "Bistek" Bautista has a chance of winning a slot after ranking 11-17 in the list of candidates.
Pangilinan earlier told reporters that he is not interested in running for the presidency in 2016.
He added: "I am not interested in the elections at this time. If at all, maybe re-election."
Aside from Pangilinan (54.7), other possible senatorial bets that topped the Pulse Asia survey are: Sen. Vicente "Tito" Sotto III (53.8), Sen. Ralph Recto (52.7), Panfilo Lacson (47.1), Manuel "Mar" Roxas (47.0), Dick Gordon (45.1), Frank Drilon (44.7), Bongbong Marcos (43.8), Juan Miguel Zubiri (42.2), Jamby madrigal (38.2), Sergio Osmena III (37.4) and Risa Hontiveros (32.4).
The survey was conducted from June 24 to July 2, 2014 using face-to-face interviews of 1,200 representative adults.
The survey has a plus minus 3% error margin at the 95% confidence level. Pulse Asia said no religious, political, economic or partisan group influenced the design, conduct and analyses of the survey data.