HIGHLIGHT: The latest Pulse Asia Survey shows Senator Grace Poe in the lead, followed by statistically tied Davao City Mayor Rudy Duterte and Vice President Jejomar Binay.
Binay with additional 1 percentage point keeps an eye on the top spot unfazed.
While the VP is now statistically tied on the second spot with Mayor Duterte in the latest Pulse Asia Survey commissioned by ABS CBN, he still has not regained his throne as poll-leader.
According to spokesperson Atty. Rico Quicho, they are ready for any scenario as the race is neck and neck.
“Alam niyo po na dikit na dikit po tayo ngayon. Kumpiyansa tayo na habang papalapit po ang halalan, lalo na pong lumalakas ang ating mga kakampi at lalo na pong magpupursigi ang mga naniniwala at sumusuporta kay Vice President Binay (You know, the race is very tight. We are confident that as the election day nears, our alliances are getting stronger while those who support Vice President Binay continue to work hard).”
The camp of VP Binay expressed gratitude for what they believe is a stronger core group following the increase in voter preference.
“Nagpapasalamat po tayo...Naniniwala po kami sa patuloy na pag-iikot namin sa mga lalawigan ay lalo pa pong iigting ang suporta ng ating mga kababayan (We are thankful [to the supporters]...We believe that as we continue to to scour the provinces, we can boost our fellowmen's support more). ” Quicho said.
In December up until February, Binay is on the top spot of the SWS surveys, and tied with Poe in the first Pulse Asia survey of March.
His rating slipped on both surveys after the first PiliPinas presidential debates, conducted and published on the second week of March. As early as February, Duterte has also statistically tied with Poe, while VP's ratings slipped while 4th and 5th spot are consistently occupied by Former DILG Sec. Roxas and Sen. Santiago, respectively.
Photo Credits InterAksyon File