Davao City Mayor Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte widened his lead over his rivals in the latest Pulse Asia presidential preference survey done for ABS-CBN.
A total of 34 percent chose Duterte in the survey conducted from April 12 to 17 on 4,000 registered voters. It was two percent more from the last ABS CBN survey done from April 5 to 10.
The nationwide survey had a margin of error of +/- 1.5 percent.
It was done before Duterte’s rape remark about a slain Australian missionary became viral.
Duterte’s closest rival, Senator Grace Poe got 22 percent, a loss of three percentage points from the last survey. Duterte now has a 12-point lead over Poe from the previous seven points.
Vice President Jejomar Binay lost one percent, ending up with 19 percent voter preference, while the figure for former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas was unchanged at 18 percent.
Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago was in last place with two percent. CB