• Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte maintains lead over rivals in the final Laylo survey
  • Duterte is 7 points ahead of Senator Grace Poe
  • Senator Bongbong Marcos also edged out Escudero and Robredo in the VP race
  • The senatorial poll also showed Senator Vicente ‘Tito’ Sotto III ahead of the pack

MANILA, Philippines – With just four days left before the national election on May 9, The Standard poll, otherwise known as The Laylo Report, has released the result of its final outing — showing Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Senator Bongbong Marcos both keeping leads over their respective rivals.

The pre-election poll was conducted between the period of April 27 and May 1, or at the height of Duterte’s bank account controversy ‘expose’ by Senator Antonio Trillanes who is himself a vice presidential aspirant supporting Senator Grace Poe.

The result showed Duterte ahead by 7 points with 32% against closest rival Poe’s 25%.

Coming in third place behind Poe is Liberal Party (LP) standard bearer and administration bet Mar Roxas who got 22%. He is followed by opposition candidate and incumbent Vice President Jejomar Binay (15%) and Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago (2%).

About 4% of the respondents remain undecided.

The survey was conducted among 3,000 respondents covering 79 provinces 40 highly urbanized cities nationwide – including the 17 cities in Metro Manila. It has a national sampling margin of error of +/- 1.8 percent.

Explaining Duterte’s numbers, Junie Laylo told The Standard: “Duterte has the momentum at this time compared to other presidential candidates. There is consolidation of support for Duterte in Mindanao. In bailiwicks of other candidates like in Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas and NCR, he also posted significant increases.”

Vice presidential race

For the vice presidential race, Senator Bongbong Marcos remains the top choice with 28%; followed closely by Senator Francis ‘Chiz’ Escudero who got a 25% preference rating.

Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo is in third place with 21%, followed by Senator Alan Peter Cayetano with 15%, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV with 5%, and Senator Gregorio ‘Gringo’ Honasan with 3%.

Senatorial poll

Senator Vicente ‘Tito’ Sotto III remains the most preferred senatorial candidate; getting a majority of 51% percent from among the respondents.

The full list of the top 15 senatoriables include:

  1. Vicente Sotto III (51%)
  2. Francis Pangilinan (45 %)
  3. Ralph Recto (43 %)
  4. Franklin Drilon (43 %)
  5. Panfilo Lacson (39 %)
  6. Juan Miguel Zubiri (37 %)
  7. Joel Villanueva (37 %)
  8. Risa Hontiveros (36 %)
  9. Sherwin Gatchalian (35 %)
  10. Teofisto Guingona III (31 %)
  11. Martin Romualdez (31 %)
  12. Richard Gordon (31 %)
  13. Leila de Lima (30 %)
  14. Manny Pacquiao (29 %)
  15. Sergio Osmeña III (28 %)