In a non-commissioned survey published by D’ Strafford Research and Strategies Inc. on Wednesday, administration standard bearer Manuel “Mar” Roxas II was statistically tied with Fernando Poe Jr.’s daughter and Senator Grace Poe for the number one presidential spot.
Liberal Party Roxas got 26.2% while Senator Poe was chosen by 25.6%.
Landing at third were likewise statistically tied Davao City Mayor Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte who was preferred by 20.4% and Vice President Jejomar Binay having 19.1%.
In throne for the last spot was Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago with only 4.1%.
It is to be noted, according to D’Strafford Project Director JM Balancar, that the 4.2% of the undecided respondents plays a crucial role in the presidential race.
According to D' Strafford, Poe dominated in the National Capital Region (NCR) with 31%. Next to her was Duterte having 23%. Third is Roxas who amassed 20%. He is followed by Binay at 15%. At the last is Santiago with 5% rating.
Meanwhile, in the vice presidential race, Liberal Party and Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo was preferred by 32% of the respondents.
Following her is Santiago’s runningmate and Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. with 25%.
At third is Senator and Duterte’s running mate Alan Peter Cayetano who received 17%.
Antonio Trillanes IV got 2% while Gregorio Honasan II got 1%.
Project Director Balancar said that the results of the non-commissioned survey caught them off guard as it was totally contrary to several surveys released by other pollsters.
Balancar claimed that the research firm is not related to any political group.
The survey was conducted from April 13 to April 18. It has 2,800 registered voters as respondents. 330 of which is from National Capital Region; 1,235 from Luzon; 585 from Visayas, and 650 from Mindanao.
The respondents were asked: If elections were held today, whom would you most probably vote for as president and vice president of the Philippines?