Pulse Asia: Duterte not in the safezone yet
Pulse Asia President Ronald Holmes gave a friendly reminder to leading presidential pollster Rodrigo Duterte that he shouldn't rest on his laurels just yet. With less than five days before the elections and still in the lead in polls, Duterte's ratings are not widening anymore against his rivals.
"I will not say so kasi nananatili ang level of preference. Wala naman paglawak ang kanyang lamang sa ibang kandidato." said Ho;mes in a GMA interview.
The most recent survey still puts Duterte in the lead, however, Mar Roxas has surprisingly taken over Senator Grace Poe in a nominal one percent lead, 22% to Poe's 21%. While this is considered a statistical tie, Roxas' rating in trends in the past weeks have gone up. Duterte leads the current poll at 33%.
"Ang pinakamalaki sa kanyang suporta ay nasa Mindanao at 'pag hinimay natin 'yan, noon pa man may pagkakataon din na may lamang siya sa Visayas pero ang kanyang main geographical support ay nasa Mindanao at NCR," said Holmes.
Meanwhile, in the VP race
Camarines Sur Leni Robredo has, for the first time, topped the VP polls against rival candidate Senator Bongbong Marcos. Robredo is in the lead with 30%, vs. Bongbong's 28%. While this is considered close, it is a welcome development for the camp of Leni who in the start of the season was considered as an unknown candidate nationwide.
There has been nothing but an upward trend in Leni's ratings, and May 9 will test whether this rating will further distance itself from 2nd place Marcos. Third and fourth placers Senator Chiz Escudero and Alan Cayetano have gone down since last month. They remain at 18% and 15% favorability rating respectively.