On Friday, May 6, the results of the final Social Weather Stations (SWS) pre-election polls revealed that Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte keeps his standing as the leading presidential bet among its opponents.
Despite controversies thrown at Duterte, the recent which is his alleged ‘hidden wealth’, he still remains the top choice among his other four rival candidates running for president as shown in the final SWS pre-election results four days before the much-awaited May 9 national elections.
The latest poll revealed that among the 4,500 registered voters nationwide, 33 percent preferred to vote for the controversial mayor. The survey was conducted from May 1 to May 3 through face to face interviews with a sampling error marigin of ± 1 point. It was also the same period when issues and allegations about him became known to public.
Compared to the last SWS survey conducted on April 18-20, Duterte’s ranking remained unchanged. Results of the said SWS surveys were all published on BusinessWorld.
Meanwhile, independent candidate Senator Grace Poe, his closest contender, fell to 20 percent from 24 percent from the previous survey conducted on April 18 to April 20.
Liberal Party standard bearer Manuel A. Roxas II’s came third in ranking. His score increased from 19 percent to 20 percent from the preceding surveys.
Vice-President Jejomar C. Binay landed fourth who slipped to only 13 percent from 14 percent of the previous conducted polls. It was reported recently that he doesn’t trust surveys anymore and to just wait for the national elections to come.
People’s Reform Party presidential candidate Miriam Defensor-Santiago still got consistent score with the 2 percent flat from the earlier surveys.
On the other hand, the report showed that a total of four percent were still undecided who to vote for as the next president.