New MST poll: Aquino, Roxas still lead May race for top 2 electoral posts
Posted by akosistella on April 26, 2010
LIBERAL party candidate Benigno Aquino III maintained a 15-percentage point lead over his closest presidential rival, Senator Manuel “Manny” Villar Jr., 38 percent to 23 percent, in the latest Manila Standard poll.
Conducted between April 18 and 20, the poll asked 2,500 respondents to cast their votes for president, vice president and 12 senators on a ballot similar to the May 10 form. The survey had a margin of error of 2 percent on the national level.
Ousted President Joseph Estrada moved up one point to 19 percent, closing the gap between him and Villar, who lost three percentage points amid a continuous barrage of negative news against the Nacionalista standard bearer.
Roxas widens lead over 2nd-placer Legarda
SENATOR Manuel Roxas II widened his lead to 18 percentage points over vice presidential rival and fellow Senator Loren Legarda, as Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay continued to catch up in the latest Manila Standard poll.
Binay was the choice of 22 percent of the 2,500 respondents in the April 18 to 20 survey, placing him in a statistical tie with Legarda, said Manila Standard resident pollster Pedro Laylo Jr.
Former Metro Manila Development Authority chairman Bayani Fernando obtained 3 percent, while administration bet Eduardo Manzano took 2 percent.
Roxas regained the lead in Metro Manila with 37 percent, but Binay was at his heels with 35 percent. Compared to the April 4 to 6 survey, Binay lost 4 percentage points while Roxas gained 6 points. Legarda also picked up a 2-percentage point increase, staying in third place with just 13 percent. The number of undecided voters slipped to 9 percent from the previous month’s 11 percent.
Via MST Poll