2nd placer Binay sees more hard work ahead
VICE President Jejomar Binay on Friday vowed to work harder as he topped the voters’ preference in Mindanao and placed a close second to Senator Grace Poe in Metro Manila, Luzon and the Visayas.
“More hard work,” Binay’s camp said in reaction to the recent Pulse Asia survey that placed Binay in a statistical tie with Poe for first place in the presidential preference survey commissioned by the ABS-CBN television network.
In the latest Pulse Asia survey, Binay received 21 percent of the respondents’ vote while Poe received 27 percent.
The survey was conducted from Aug. 27 to Sept. 3, 2015, according to Pulse Asia research director Ana Maria Tabunda.
In a statement, Binay spokesman Rico Quicho said Binay was grateful to the people’s continuing support for him.
“Rest assured that he will continue to work hard,” Quicho said.
In the survey, Binay topped the voters’ preference in Mindanao and placed second in the National Capital Region, Balance Luzon and the Visayas.
Tabunda said the survey supported Binay’s claim that his core base remained intact.
“So far, there was a basis for what Binay has said and holds up his voter preference,” Tabunda said.
“The drop was minimal. It’s no difference with the voter preference he got in June.”
In June, 22 percent of the respondents said they would vote for Binay if the elections were held at the time of the survey.
The recent survey had a sampling of 1,200 respondents nationwide and a margin of error of ±3 percent.