VICE presidential candidate Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte again topped another political survey.
In a press statement released by the Lakas-CMD, Mayor Sara was the top choice for the position based on the latest survey of the Publicus Asia, Inc.
With 56.5 voter preference, Mayor Sara maintained the big lead over her rivals.
The Pahayag Tracker 2 (PT2) was conducted from March 9-14 by Publicus.
Publicus said the PT2 was a nationwide sampling survey that was participated by 1,500 respondents who were randomly drawn from a market research panel by the Singapore office of PureSpectrum, a company based in the United States.
The respondents came from the National Capital Region (NCR), Central and Northern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
According to Publicus, the results of the survey showed Mayor Sara has maintained her voter preference percentage from the previous two surveys, one of which was conducted in February.
“Her latest figure is in line with her polling numbers in the previous two surveys of Publicus. It can be inferred that she is hovering around the 55 percent mark,” the firm said.
The 56.5 voter’s acceptance, which also reflected a gain of 3 percent when compared to the results of the two surveys, were too high for rival Senator Francisco Pangilinan, who came in second with 12.8 percent.
The Publicus survey validated the results of other previous surveys by firms, organizations and even private pollsters which showed Duterte leading the vice presidential race and notching 53-55 percent voters’ acceptance.
Mayor Sara is running under Lakas-CMD and Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP). She was also adopted by the ruling PDP-Laban and People’s Reform Party.