Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is the top choice of voters for president according to a nationwide survey carry out by Social Weather Station (SWS) in the final weeks of November.
Duterte was favored by 38% of voter nationwide, leaving Grace Poe and Jejomar Binay tied at second place with 21%, according to a survey released Monday.
Mar Roxas garnered 15% while Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago scored only 4%.
Respondents were asked the following question: Let’s use another list. This time Rodrigo Duterte is among the list as a substitute candidate for president. In the following name in this list, who are you going to vote as the Philippine President, if the election will be held now?
The survey showed Duterte as the top choice among voters in the National Capital Region (48%), Visayas (44%) and Mindanao (50%).
Poe had higher voter preference in Luzon (28%), followed by Binay (27%) and Duterte (26%).
Duterte also dominated voter preference among the upper and middle classes, scoring 62 percent. Forty-six points behind him was Binay with 16 percent, followed by Poe with 13 percent.
Duterte is the top choice among voters in National Capital Region (48%), Visayas (44%) and Mindanao (50%)
Duterte also tops voter preferences in the upper and middle classes, scoring 62%. behind him is Binay with 16%, followed by Poe with 13%.
The survey was conducted two days before he came under fire for cursing Pope Francis.