MANILA– Independent presidential candidate Senator Grace Poe on Tuesday promised to campaign “with no letup” in the remaining 48 days after Mayor Rodrigo Duterte took share of the top spot in the recent Pulse Asia survey commissioned by ABS-CBN television network.
The ABS-CBN/Pulse Asia survey showed Poe and Duterte now statistically tied with the lady senator getting a voter preference rating of 26 percent while Duterte garnered 25 percent.
Opposition candidate Vice President Jejomar Binay and administration standard bearer Manuel “Mar” Roxas II came close with ratings of 22 percent and 20 percent, respectively while Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago got 3 percent.
”Once again, with humility and gratitude, we thank the Filipino people for getting us to the top of the latest Pulse Asia survey. We owe it to them for making their voices heard on their choice for the next president,” Poe said.
“With about a month and a half remaining in the campaign period, there will be no letup in our efforts to get to the people to explain what Gobyernong May Puso can do for them,” she added.
Poe said she would be steadfast in connecting with the people and earning the highest mandate come May 9.
In the vice presidential survey, Poe’s running mate and Santiago’s vice presidential candidate Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos were also statistically leading in the Pulse Asia survey held from March 8 to 12 with 2,600 respondents.
Marcos garnered 25 percent while Francis Escudero received 24 percent followed by Roxas’ running mate Congresswoman Leni Robredo with 20 percent; Senator Alan Peter Cayetano with 13 percent ; Senator Antonio Trillanes IV with 6 percent; and Senator Gregorio Honasan with 5 percent. Jelly Musico/ PNA/ northboundasia.com