manila standard today poll – aquino maintains dominant front runner lead
this manila standard today survey is the 4th nationwide survey conducted in early december that has consistently put noynoy aquino as the dominant front runner in the 2010 presidential elections. the other hree are the SWS poll commissioned by Business World (click here: SWS Business World Presidentiable Poll – aquino has dominant lead at 46.2%), the december 2009 Pulse Asia poll (click here: pulse asia december 2009 senatoriables poll – to win, the challenge is differentiation) and the December 2009 SWS best leader poll (click here: SWS November Presidentiables Poll – aquino holds dominant lead, villar moves up to be a real threat, teodoro stays at no consequence).
all 4 nationwide surveys have basically the same results:
- noynoy aquino is the dominant dront runner with at least 45% rating.
- 2nd is manny villar at best 27% and a far second to aquino.
- 3rd is erap estrada, at best 18%.
- gilbert teodoro is among the laggards, at best geting 5%.
- villanueva consistently gets 1%-2%.
- gordon whose name was included only in the december polls get 1% to 2%.
- all others get negligible ratings.
with 4 nationwide surveys having basically the same results says they are pretty solid and is a strong view of voter sentiments.
SENATOR Benigno Aquino III has maintained a double-digit lead over Senator Manuel Villar Jr. in the race for the presidency, the latest poll commissioned by Standard Today shows.
The nationwide face-to-face survey of 2,500 respondents conducted from Dec. 6 to 12 showed Aquino with 46 percent of the vote, followed by Villar with 27 percent and ousted President Joseph Estrada with 17 percent. Administration candidate Gilberto Teodoro garnered 5 percent.
The survey has a margin of error of 2 percentage points.
All candidates improved from the previous Standard Today poll in November, picking up votes that had gone to Senator Francis Escudero, who has dropped out of the race, and from the ranks of the undecided, which fell to only 2 percent from 4 percent last month.
In the December poll, Aquino picked up 5 percent, Villar 3 percent, Estrada 5 percent, and Teodoro 2 percent. Evangelist Eduardo Villanueva, who was unlisted in November, managed 2 percent in December. Senators Richard Gordon and Jamby Madrigal each got less than 1 percent.