Sotto, Drilon, Pangilinan lead ABS-CBN senatorial survey
MANILA – Former and incumbent members of Congress continue to dominate the senatorial pre-election survey, according to the latest ABS-CBN survey conducted by Pulse Asia.
Conducted two months before the May 9 elections, the survey found re-electionist Senator Vicente Sotto III of the Nationalist People's Coalition (NPC) leading the pack with 51.4%.
Sotto is followed by Senate President Franklin Drilon with 49.4% and former food security advisor and senator Francis Pangilinan with 45.7%. Both Drilon and Pangilinan belong to the Daang Matuwid Coalition led by the administration Liberal Party.
The March 8-13 survey of Pulse Asia and ABS-CBN found that 13 senatorial aspirants have a statistical chance of making it in the Magic 12.
Following Sotto, Drilon and Pangilinan are the following:
Panfilo Lacson – 44.9% (Rank 3-4)
Juan Miguel Zubiri – 37.4% (Rank 5-7)
Sergio Osmeña III – 35.3% (Rank 5-11)
Risa Hontiveros – 34.9% (Rank 5-11)
Ralph Recto – 34.2% (Rank 6-11)
Leila de Lima – 33.3% (Rank 6-11)
Dick Gordon – 32.7% (Rank 6-12)
Manny Pacquiao – 32.6% (Rank 6-12)
Win Gatchalian – 29.8% (Rank 10-13)
Joel Villanueva – 29.7% (Rank 12-13)
Pulse Asia said only 6.8% of registered voters are not voting for any of the 50 senatorial candidates running in the May 2016 elections.
It added that 33% of the respondents have already chosen the full 12 bets needed to complete a slate. It said respondents named an average of 7 preferred bets for the elections.