Latest Survey Shows Aquino Leading Villar By 9 Points
The latest Social Weather Station survey results show that presidential candidate Manny Villar is now 9 points behind poll leader Noynoy Aquino.
The result is caused by the weakening of support towards Villar by the rich and the middle class. This result a drop by 6 percentage points from 34 during the February survey.
This is the first decline in the numbers of Villar, standard-bearer of the Nacionalista Party (NP), since December last year.
The rating of Aquino, Liberal Party (LP) presidential candidate, increased by just 1 point to 37 percent, but this arrested for the first time the steady decline in his ratings over the past four months, according to the newspaper BusinessWorld, which has the exclusive right of first publication of the survey results.
Following Aquino and Villar in the SWS survey were deposed President Joseph Estrada (19 percent, up 4 points), administration candidate Gilberto Teodoro Jr. (stuck at 6 percent), Bagumbayan candidate Sen. Richard Gordon (3 percent, up 1 point), and Bangon Pilipinas standard-bearer Bro. Eduardo “Eddie” Villanueva (2 percent, down 1 point).