Former Public Works chief Mark Villar and broadcaster Raffy Tulfo are leading the senatorial race based on the latest non-commissioned survey of the RP – Mission and Development Foundation Inc. (RPMD).
The poll, conducted from October 17 to 27, used face-to-face interviews nationwide with 10,000 registered voters as respondents and has a margin of error of +/- 2 percent.
Villar and Tulfo were statistically tied at 53.5 percent and 53.1 percent, respectively.
RPMD’s Paul Martinez of RPMD said that among the 30 senatorial candidates, “16 have a statistical chance of winning, of which 12 are former or incumbent members of Congress.”
Behind Villar and Tulfo were Sorsogon Gov. Francis “Chiz” Escudero (48.9 percent), Taguig Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano (48.5 percent), Antique Rep. Loren Legarda (48.2 percent), former Vice President Jejomar “Jojo” Binay (37.4 percent), Sen. Jinggoy Estrada (35.1 percent), Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian (34.6 percent), Sen. Juan Miguel “Migz” Zubiri (33.5 percent), Sen. Risa Hontiveros (30.2 percent), former Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista (29.1 percent), Sen. Joel Villanueva (28.7 percent), Sen. Richard “Dick” Gordon (28.3 percent), former Sen. Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito (27.5 percent), former Rep. Gilbert “Gibo” Teodoro (26.2 percent) and former Sen. Gringo Honasan (25.8 percent).