Aquino tops Luzon poll
Villar far second, says SWS
Philippine Daily Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines—Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III has topped a survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) in the vote-rich regions of Luzon, winning the nod of an overwhelming 50 percent of respondents and dislodging front-running Sen. Manny Villar who placed second with 14 percent, according to ABS-CBN.
The survey was commissioned by private individuals and businessmen and was conducted on Sept. 5 and 6 among 1,200 respondents during the week before Aquino formally announced his decision to seek the highest post in the land, the TV network reported Sunday night.
The polling was done in Metro Manila, Pangasinan, Central Luzon and Calabarzon—an area that is home to 40 percent of registered voters—and had a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.
ABS-CBN said that 10 percent of respondents belonged to the A, B and C classes—the wealthy and the middle class—while 90 percent belonged to the D and E classes—the poor.
According to the survey, 50 percent of respondents said they would vote for Aquino, followed by 14 percent who said they preferred Villar …
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