Sara Duterte, Dela Rosa in Senate 'Magic 12': Pulse Asia

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Posted at Jul 09 2018 10:40 AM

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte and former Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa would be shoo-ins in the Senate "Magic 12" if elections were held today, according to the latest Pulse Asia survey released Monday.

The survey, conducted last June 15-21, showed President Duterte's daughter landing in 3rd-5th place, with 46.2 of respondents saying they would vote for her.

On the other hand, 37.7 percent of respondents said they would vote for Dela Rosa if elections were held today - enough for 5th-12th place.

Senator Grace Poe topped the "Magic 12", with 67.4 percent of respondents saying they would vote for her if elections were held today.

The top 13 candidates are:

Grace Poe - 67.4
Pia Cayetano - 55.7
Cynthia Villar - 50.1
Sara Duterte Carpio - 46.2
Edgardo "Sonny" Angara Jr. - 41.9
Jinggoy Estrada - 37.9

Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa - 37.7
Aquilino Martin "Koko" Pimentel III - 37.7
Nancy Binay -37.1
Sergio "Serge" Osmeña - 36.6
Lito Lapid - 36.2
JV Ejercito - 35.6

Paolo Benigno "Bam" Aquino - 32.1

Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos placed 13-20 in the survey, with 29.9 percent of respondents saying they would vote for her if elections were held today.

Other candidates who failed to make it to the top 12 are Herbert "Bistek" Bautista (13-20), Mar Roxas (14-21), Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr. (14-21), Francis Tolentino (23-31) and Bong Go (23-31).