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VP race remains tight 2 days before elections, Binay stuck at 3rd spot — Survey

May 7, 2010

A SURVEY RELEASED DAYS BEFORE THE ELECTIONS STILL SHOW A TIGHT RACE BETWEEN NP-NPC-LDP VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA AND LP BET MAR ROXAS, WHILE PMP CANDIDATE JEJOMAR BINAY REMAINS AT THE THIRD SPOT.
According to alternative polling firm The Center, the vice presidential contest remains close between Roxas and Legarda, contrary to the Roxas-Binay fight being portrayed by mainstream survey firms.
It showed Legarda steadily catching up to Roxas, whose lead has declined since The Center’s last survey in April 27, from 37% to 34%. Meanwhile, Legarda has climbed a percentile, inching up from 28% to 29%. Binay, on the other hand, trails behind the top two contenders at 25%.
Legarda continued to dominate the class “D” sector, garnering 38% of the class, while Roxas and Binay lag behind at 33% and 24% respectively.
She also snagged the preference of Class E voters, which was previously led by Binay. Binay’s score in the Class E decreased by 3%, from 37% during the last survey to 34%, followed by Mar at 29%.
Roxas, on the other hand, holds a tight grip over the classes A, B, and C, with Legarda behind at 39%.
Legarda also maintains a strong sectoral following, after various groups like the Federation of Jeepney Operators and Drivers Association of the Philippines Inc (FEJODAP), National Federation of Barangay Health Workers, Federation of Senior Citizens Association of the Philippines (FESCAP), Mindanao League of Municipalities, and several youth, farmers, fisherfolk and IP partylists threw their support for Legarda.
According to The Center, the recent public bouts between Roxas and Binay has made Legarda the favorable choice among all classes, even those that were previously strongholds of Mar and Binay. She represents the alternative between the corruption scandals and character assassinations the two other vice presidentiables have hurled at each other.
Legarda who is running under the banner of the NP and her own party the Nationalist People’s Coalition continues to benefit from a wider field of support that cuts across all political parties including the pro-administration Lakas KAMPI CMD whose own vice presidential candidate Edu Manzano remains in the tail-end in the vice presidential race.