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The Pulse Asia has released the result of the survey it conducted over the 2019 senatorial elections.

SENATORIAL CANDIDATES- The Pulse Asia revealed on April 20 the results of its latest nationwide survey with regards to the senatorial elections for the year 2019.

According to a report in Rappler, the recent survey shows that 57 percent of Filipinos have already completed a comprehensive slate of their preferred senatorial candidates, a year before the upcoming midterm elections.

With a margin of error of plus-minus 3%, Pulse Asia conducted the poll to 1,200 registered voters nationwide with the question: “If the 2019 elections were held today, who among the following personalities would you vote for, assuming they would run for office?”.

A list of possible candidates was provided to the respondents and they were only asked to choose 12.

Top Senatorial Candidates, Pulse Asia

Photo lifted from Manila Bulletin

As per the report, among the 58 possible senatorial hopefuls included in the survey, reelectionist Senator Grace Poe easily catapulted the first place, garnering 70.8 percent of the total poll votes.

Pulse Asia also showed that among the names included in the list, only 15 would have a statistical chance of winning a seat in the Senate if elections were held in the midst of the survey period.

Grace Poe

Senator Grace Poe / Photo lifted from INQUIRER

The list of the poll winners, which was dominated by former and incumbent senators, is the following:

  • 1st place: Senator Grace Poe (70.8%)
  • 2nd-3rd places: Senator Cynthia Villar (55.6%) and Taguig City Representative Pia Cayetano (53.8%)
  • 4th-6th places: Senator Nancy Binay (45.8%)
  • 4th-7th places: Senator Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara (44.9%) and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio (43.8%)
  • 5th-9th places: Senate President Aquilino Martin Pimentel III (39.8%)
  • 7th-12th places: Former Senator Sergio Osmeña (38.0%)
  • 7th-13th places: Erwin Tulfo (36.7%)
  • 8th-15th places: Former Senator Lito Lapid (33.8%), former Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa (33.1%), and former senator Jinggoy Estrada (32.8%)
  • 9th-15th places: Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos (32.2%)
  • 10th-19th places: Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV (30.5%) and Senator JV Ejercito (29.0%)

Other names that were previously dropped to join the senatorial race placed outside the Top 20 in the recent Pulse Asia Survey. Harry Roque Jr., Bong Go, and Mocha Uson ranked 27th-36th, 28th-38th and 40th-56th places respectively.

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