Liberal Party presidential candidate Mar Roxas and independent bet Senator Grace Poe massacred Rodrigo Duterte in a survey conducted right in the home turf of the Davao City mayor.
In the survey by Davao City-based pollster Pulso Dabaw, Roxas grabbed the lead with 33 percent, followed by Poe with 22 percent, Vice President Jejomar Binay with 21 percent and Senator Miriam Santiago with 10 %.
At the bottom is Duterte with 5%.
Rigor Zabala, Pulso Dabaw executive officer, said the face-to-face survey involving 1,000 registered voters was conducted from May 2 to 4.
Zabala said the respondents were verbally asked this question in Bisaya dialect:
KINSA ANG KANDIDATO PAGKA-PRESIDENTE NGA DILI GYOD NIMO BOTOHON?
(Who is the presidential candidate that you will not vote?)
In another face-to-face survey by drivers and conductors monitored by Pulso Dabaw, Roxas won with 50% score, with his rivals, including Duterte, getting zero-vote.
Respondents who are commuters numbering 1,000 riding a Public Utility Jeep (PUJ) going to the city proper from Lasang, Bunawan and Tibungco in the north and Toril in the south, were asked by the jeepney conductors this question in Bisaya:
FIFTY (50) percent answered “Roxas.” No one answered Duterte, Poe, Binay or Santiago.
But this survey has nothing to do with presidential preference for the May election.
By answering “ROXAS,” the respondents were not referring to their candidate of choice but to their destination: ROXAS AVENUE in downtown Davao City, which is the last disembarking point for passengers from the north and south.
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