jejomar binay on a miracle ride, ties mar roxas in May 2010 SWS survey
where did all of this come from? what just happened?
those are the exact questions we asked ourselves when we read the news. we saw the rise of binay in the polls, but we did not expect his meteoric rise in the polls. we don’r remember seeing new tv ads or new statements made by binay to explain the movements on binay’s ratings. we thought it was just a halo effect coming from the rise of estrada in the polls.
for sure, the fall of loren legarda has a lot to do on this one. together with manny villar, loren legarda has been showing weak ratings. we think the supporters of legarda are abandoning him and binay is the beneficiary of that movement, not roxas.
now we have a real competition in the VP race. it will be an interesting run until election day.
Binay ties Roxas; Noynoy widens lead in new SWS survey
The vice presidential race continued to heat up as the elections draw nearer, with Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay tying Senator Manuel Roxas II, who previously dominated pre-election surveys.
In the latest survey conducted by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) last May 2 to 3, Binay and Roxas received a voting preference of 37 percent each. The results were posted on Thursday by television personality Kris Aquino-Yap on her official Twitter account.
Kris is the youngest sister of presidential front runner Sen. Benigno Aquino III.
The survey was supposedly commissioned by BusinessWorld. The results are expected to be made public on Friday. BusinessWorld refused to comment on the matter, even as sources from the Aquino camp confirmed the results.
Roxas’ rating was two points lower, while Binay picked up 12 points from the poll conducted last April. [See: Roxas rating drops as Binay’s picks up]
Sen. Loren Legarda, who previously ranked second, dropped by 12 points to score 12 percent.
In the presidential derby, meanwhile, Aquino has widened further his lead, getting 42 percent.
Former President Joseph Estrada, who obtained 20 percent, zoomed past former second placer Senator Manuel Villar Jr., who received a 19-percent voting preference.
Administration bet Gilberto Teodoro Jr. scored 9 points. — LBG, GMANews.TV