MANILA - If vice-presidential elections were held today, Sen. Grace Poe would easily win if she decided to run.
A Pulse Asia survey conducted last September 8-15 showed Poe leading the vice-presidential race with 31%, followed by Sen. Francis "Chiz" Escudero with 19%.
Poe, daughter of the late actor Fernando Poe Jnr, has said she is not thinking of running for higher office in 2016 since she had just been elected senator in 2013.
The recent Pulse Asia survey showed 10% of respondents would vote for Poe if she decided to run for president.
The other potential vice-presidential candidates had less than 10% support from respondents. They are: Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano (9%), Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV (7%), Sen. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jnr (6%), Vilma Santos (6%), Jinggoy Estrada (5%), Franklin Drilon (5%), Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jnr (3%), Leni Robredo (3%) and Manny Pangilinan (2%).
A total of 1,200 representative adults 18 years old and above participated in the Pulse Asia survey. The survey has a ± 3% error margin at the 95% confidence level.
Subnational estimates for each of the geographic areas covered in the survey (i.e., Metro Manila, the rest of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao) have a ± 6% error margin, also at 95% confidence level.