Roxas rules veep race; Binay surges—SWS
Philippine Daily Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines—Sen. Manuel “Mar” Roxas II lost 3 percentage points in voter preference since February, but still dominated the vice presidential race, according to the latest BusinessWorld-Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey.
Conducted from March 19 to 22, the survey showed that Roxas, running mate of Benigno Aquino III, led with 42 percent.
Sen. Loren Legarda, whose rating also dropped 3 points, remained a distant second with 25 percent. Legarda is the running mate of Manuel Villar.
In third place was Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay, who got 21 percent, up 4 points from 17 percent in February.
Scores for the remaining vice presidential candidates did not move substantially.
Bayani Fernando remained at 3 percent, tying with Edu Manzano, who gained a point since February.
Perfecto Yasay got 1 percent, up from 0.4 percent. Dominador Chipeco remained at 0.4 percent, and Jay Sonza fell to 0.3 percent from 1 percent.
Five percent of the respondents voted for others or were undecided, according to SWS.
The survey covered 2,100 registered voters and had a margin of error of plus-or-minus 2.2 percentage points. Inquirer Research