SENATOR Jinggoy Estrada has emerged as the top candidate for the Senate in the second Standard Today Poll, with Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago a close second.
Estrada was first on the list of 60 percent of the 2,500 registered voters interviewed nationwide on Dec. 6 to 12, with Defensor-Santiago coming in at 59 percent.
Estrada was second in the first Standard Poll last month, with 47 percent, behind Santiago’s 48 percent.
The two were followed in the December survey by Senator Ramon Revilla Jr., 55 percent; former Senate President Franklin Drilon, 51 percent; Senator Pia Cayetano and former Senator Ralph Recto, 47 percent each; former Senator Vicente Sotto III, 44 percent; Senator Juan Ponce Enrile, 43 percent; former Senator Sergio Osmeña III, 39 percent; Ilocos Norte Rep. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. , 38 percent; Bukidnon Rep. Teofisto Guingona III, 26 percent; and Muntinlupa Rep. Rozzano Rufino Biazon, 26 percent.
According to the Standard’s resident pollster Pedro Laylo, the other candidates who may be considered within the range of statistical probability of still making it to the top 12 list are Jose de Venecia III, Senator Lito Lapid, Sonia Roco, Gwendolyn Pimentel, Alexander Lacson, former Senator Francisco Tatad, former Congressman Gilbert Remulla, and Jose Apolinario Lozada. –Manila Standard Today