Duterte is top pick in surveys by Aksyon Radyo 5, DWIZ PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 29 May 2015 08:58

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte continues to dominate the surveys for the 2016 presidential derby conducted by at least two radio stations last week.

In a radio survey thru SMS (short messaging system) conducted by Aksyon Radyo 5 at 92.3 FM station last May 19, the tough talking Davao City mayor was very much ahead of his potential opponents in the presidential race.

The radio station program received a total of 1,444 SMS based on the question “Sino ang napupusuan nyo na susunod na maging pangulo ng bansa,” (Who would you like to be the next President of the Philippines).

And out of the 1,444 votes, Duterte garnered the highest score with 728 votes, surprising the two Aksyon Radyo 5 anchors of the result of their own poll that saw the Davao mayor as the runaway winner.

The popular Senator Grace Poe, who is one of the front runners in the next year’s poll, was afar 2nd with 256 votes while the scandal-ridden Vice-President Jejomar Binay, who always emerged as number one in recent surveys, was at 3rd place with 204 votes.

The other possible presidential contenders who were chosen by texters in the Aksyon Radyo 5 poll survey were Senator Bongbong Marcos with 74 votes; former Sen Panfilo Lacson - 59; Sen Miriam Defensor Santiago -32; Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas – 28; Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada- 18; Sen. Allan Peter Cayetano – 13; Sen Francis “Chiz” Escudero- 12; Sen Antonio Trillanes IV - 9 votes; former Sen Manny Villar – 6; former Defense Secretary Gilbert “Gibo” Teodoro – 3, and Brother Eddie Villanueva, 2 votes.

In another survey conducted by DWIZ 882 last March 25, Duterte again emerged as the winner with 29 percent of the votes followed by Grace Poe with 18 percent.

The DWIZ survey of presidentiables was part of the “Boses ni Juan 2016 Survey” wherein the question asked was: “Kung Ngayon ang Eleksyon, Sino ang iboboto Mo?” The results were based on the survey conducted by DWIZ in Manila, Legaspi, Naga, Cebu, Iloilo, General Santos, Davao, Cagayan De Oro and Palawan.

For president, here are the results of the DWIZ survey: Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte - 29 %; Grace Poe  -18 %; Jejomar Binay - 14 %; Bongbong Marcos  - 8 %; Miriam Defensor Santiago - 6 %; Panfilo “Ping” Lacson - 5 %; Mar Roxas -  4 %; Chiz Escudero -    3 %; Gilbert “Gibo” Teodoro  - 2%; Gloria Macapagal Arroyo    - 0.60 %, and Manny V. Pangilinan    - 0.60 %.

For vice president, Grace Poe is runaway winner with 37 percent. The rest of the result is as follows: Miriam Defensor Santiago - 9 %; Bongbong Marcos    - 9 %; Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte    - 8 %; Chiz Escudero    - 7 %; Jejomar Binay    - 6 %; Antonio Trillanes IV    - 4 %; Gibo Teodoro    - 3 %; Ping Lacson    - 2.70 %; Mar Roxas    - 2 %; Joseph Estrada    - 0.60 %; Vilma Santos    - 0.60 %; Dick Gordon    - 0.60 %; TG Guingona    - 0.60 % and Alan Peter Cayetano - 0.60 %.

Duterte’s big lead over his possible rivals came as a surprise considering that he has not yet confirmed of his intention to run for the presidency in next year’s general elections.

Duterte has been on his “Listening Tour” in the last two and half-months, espousing for the adoption of Federalism which he said is the lasting solution to many ills afflicting our country.

He reiterated that under Federal system of government, patterned after the US style of government system, the President of the Republic will be directly elected by the people and he will still be the head of state and head of government.

Duterte had said he wants a Constitutional Convention to decide whether the Filipino people would like a shift from a highly centralized government to a Federal Parliamentary system. He also believes that rising criminality requires drastic solutions.