Who's leading the senatorial race?
Less than a month before one of the most historically participative elections yet, three people have clinched the lead in surveys for senator in the homestretch of the campaign period. Liberal Party's Franklin Drilon, Nationalist People's Coalition's Vicente 'Tito' Sotto III, and United Nationalist Alliance's Manny Pacquiao.
Drilon and Sotto clinched the lead in the senatorial race placing first and second, respectively in the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey. The two are in a statistical tie for the top four spots, sharing that tie previously with Senator Francis Pangilinan and Panfilo Lacson in a poll before.
Meanwhile, the previous fifth placer Manny Pacquiao moved up a notch by placing third in the latest SWS survey. The apparently retired champion boxer declared in his last match that he would dedicate his time for public service after the match. The Sarangani representative placed between fifth and seventh place in the last poll.
Francis Pangilinan slid down to fourth place, Lacson in fifth statistically tied with Miguel Zubiri. Other people in the 'Magic 12' are Risa Hontiveros-Baraquel, Joel "Tesdaman" Villanueva, and Leila De Lima(6th to 9th). Sergio Osmena III came 10th, followed by Richard Gordon at 11th. Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto Valenzuela representative Sherwin "Win" Gatchalian tied for 12th and 13th.
Teofisto Guingona III is in 14th place.
The voting preference for senators-poll interviewed 1,800 validated voters from April 18-20. There was a margin of error of ±2 points.