Manila, Philippines – Vice President Jejomar Binay surfaced as the man to beat for the 2016 presidential elections, leading other aspirants in a run-away margin, according the recent survey by the Pulse Asia.
Binay garnered 41 percent of the votes of 1,200 respondents in the new survey, conducted from June 24 to July 2 by Pulse Asia, on the nation’s presidential preferences for the 2016 election.
Senator Grace Poe, the No. 1 senator in the 2013 elections, emerged second with 12 percent. Meanwhile, Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada was third with nine percent.
Chiz Escudero, Interior Secretary Mar Roxas and Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago came out in fourth to sixth places with sevent percent each. Roxas was the nemesis of Binay in the 2013 vice presidential elections.
Senators Bongbong Marcos and Alan Peter Cayetano got five percent each. On the other hand, Senator Bong Revilla just got two percent. Revilla’s rating has decline deeply.
There are speculations that Binay will face Roxas in the 2016 elections. However, with the big margin, LDP might look for another standard bearer.
For the race for vice president, Poe obtained 26 percent of the respondents votes. Escudero got 22 percent, while 14 percent for Cayetano.
Will it be Binay vs Poe in the 2016 Presidential elections?