Liberal Party bet and Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo emerged as the winner of the Harapan ng Bise, a vice presidential debate organized by television network ABS-CBN held last April 17.
The results of the Bilang Pilipino-Social Weather Stations (SWS) mobile survey, which were first published on Interaksyon.com on Thursday, said that of the 1,200 original respondents, 632 or 53% sent their responses to the April 18, 2016 Bilang Pilipino SWS Panel Mobile Survey. This places the sampling error margins at ±4% for national percentages.
Among those who responded, 33 percent chose Leni Robredo as the best candidate during the second televised vice presidential debate.
She is followed by Senator Chiz Escudero with 28 percent and Senator Alan Cayetano with 27 percent, making them statistically-tied at second place. They are followed by Senator AntonIO Trillanes with 5 percent. Seven percent of the respondents said that they do not know.
The respondents were asked: “Sa inyong palagay, sino ang lumabas na pinakamahusay sa Vice-Presidential debate noong April 17, 2016?”
In geographic areas, Robredo was the most cited as the best debater during the 2 VP debate in Balance Luzon with 34% and in the Visayas with 46%. Escudero took the top spot in Metro Manila with 36%, while Cayetano took the lead in Mindanao with 40%.
Robredo and Escudero were equally most mentioned in overall urban areas, with 31% each, while Robredo (36%) was most cited in overall rural areas.
Under economic classes, Robredo was most mentioned in class ABC with 39% and class E with 47%. In class D, Robredo (31%) and Escudero (30%) were statistically-tied at the top spot.
Among men, Robredo (31%), Escudero (30%) and Cayetano (28%) were the three most mentioned as the best in the debate, while Robredo took the solo lead as the most cited among women with 35%.
The Bilang Pilipino SWS Panel Mobile Survey is a joint undertaking of Social Weather Stations, TV5 Network Inc., Voyager Innovations, Inc, Philippine Star, Starmobile and Smart Communications as part of the Bilang Pilipino project (www.bilangpilipino.com), a comprehensive coverage of the 2016 Elections focused on bringing accurate and up-to-date election news and analyses.