Binay, Poe, Roxas top poll

Survey reveals who may be in 2016 presidential race

SWS poll lists possible 2016 presidential contenders

President Benigno S. Aquino III converses with Vice President Jejomar Binay during the79th Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Day Celebration at the AFP General Headquarters Grandstand of the Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo in Quezon City on Thursday (December 18, 2014). This year’s theme is: “Sandatahang Lakas: Ika-79 na Taong Naglilingkod ng Tapat tungo sa Kapayapaan, Kaunlaran at Kasaganaan”. (MNS photo)

President Benigno S. Aquino III converses with Vice President Jejomar Binay during the79th Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Day Celebration at the AFP General Headquarters Grandstand of the Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo in Quezon City on Thursday (December 18, 2014). This year’s theme is: “Sandatahang Lakas: Ika-79 na Taong Naglilingkod ng Tapat tungo sa Kapayapaan, Kaunlaran at Kasaganaan”. (MNS photo)

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay, Sen. Grace Poe, and Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II topped a new poll taken by the Social Weather Stations as the three most likely to succeed President Benigno Aquino III once his term ends in 2016.

The poll was taken from November 27 to December 1, and asked, “Who do you think are the good leaders who should succeed Pres. [Benigno III] Aquino as president? You may give up to three names.”

The poll results, posted in the Business World website, found that 37 percent of respondents believed Binay should succeed Aquino in 2016; 21 percent named Poe, and 19 percent named Roxas.

The other personalities named by the respondents included:

Sen. Miriam Santiago (10 percent)

Sen. Francis Joseph “Chiz” Escudero (9 percent)

former President and Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada (9 percent)

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte (5 percent)

Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV (5 percent)

Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. (3 percent)

Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano (3 percent)

Former senator Manuel Villar Jr. (2 percent)

Sen. Ramon Bong Revilla Jr. (2 percent)

Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery Panfilo Lacson (2 percent)

Sen. Loren Legarda (1 percent)

Senate President Franklin Drilon (1 percent)

Presidential Assistant for Food Security and Agricultural Modernization Francis Pangilinan (1 percent)

Sarangani Rep. Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao (1 percent).

 Some eight percent of respondents had no one to recommend, while 15 percent could not give an answer.

The SWS survey interviewed 1,800 respondents nationwide, with sampling error margins of ±2% for national percentages; ±6% each for Metro Manila, “Balance Luzon” and Mindanao; and ±3% for the Visayas. (MNS)

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