MANILA, PHILIPPINES -- Senator Grace Poe and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte both gain 2 percentage points in a Social Weather Stations (SWS) mobile survey conducted two days after the second presidential debates held in Cebu City.
The SWS and TV5, broadcast partner of the Cebu debate, conducted two surveys on March 18 and 22 to track reactions of the respondents to the debate held on March 20.
The surveys, which are part of the election news and analysis project dubbed "Bilang Pilipino" (As A Filipino), show shifts in respondents' choices for each candidate post-debate.
Poe and Duterte enjoyed slight increases in their poll ratings, while Vice President Jejomar Binay's share slipped 2 percentage points.
Former interior secretary Mar Roxas and debate absentee Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago both lost 1 percentage point.
Based on the March 22 results tables (link: https://www.sws.org.ph/), Poe leads with 35.5% votes post-debate, with 2.2 percentage points coming from former Binay votes, 1.9 from original Roxas votes, 1.6 from Duterte, and 0.9 from Santiago.
Duterte improved from 24% in March 18 to 26% in March 22. Of those who said they'll vote for Duterte post-debate, 1.6% were former Poe supporters, 1.5% were Binay's, 0.6% Roxas', and 0.3% were Santiago's.
Binay's share went down from 20% pre-debate to 18% post-debate, but still managed to shift votes from Poe (0.7%), Duterete (0.3%), Santiago (0.2%), and Roxas (0.1%).
Roxas gathered 17.5% of total votes; 1% of which were Poe’s previous voters, while 0.2% and 0.1% switched from Duterte and Binay, respectively.
The March 22 survey does not include Santiago who had earlier informed the public of her absence to attend treatment sessions for cancer.
The Bilang Pilipino SWS Mobile Survey selected the duly-registered voters through a face-to-face interview to become panel-voter respondents.
In its website (www.sws.org.ph), SWS stated that these panel-voters received the survey questions through their mobile phones two days before and two days after the presidential debates.
Of the 1,200 respondents -- 300 each coming from Metro Manila, Balance of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao -- 74% or 883 of them responded on March 18, while 67% or 806 sent in their responses on March 22.
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