Duterte surges in Standard Poll
Laylo also attributed Duterte's steady increase to the respondents's choice on who can solve the country's most important problems among the five presidential candidates. In the vice presidential race, Senator Francis Escudero and Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. were statistically tied with 28 percent and 25 percent, respectively. Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo remained on the third spot with 21 percent, followed by senators Alan Cayetano (15 percent), Antonio Trillanes IV (5 percent) and Gringo Honasan (3 percent). Re-electionist Vicente Sotto III was the top choice for senator with 51 percent of respondents saying they will vote for him if the polls were held today. Rounding up the top 15 senatorial candidates are Francis Pangilinan (45 percent); senators Ralph Recto and Franklin Drilon with 43 percent each; Panfilo Lacson with 39 percent; Juan Miguel Zubiri and Joel Villanueva with 37 percent each; Risa Hontiveros (36 percent); Valenzuela Rep. Sherwin Gatchalian (35 percent); Senator Teofisto Guingona III, Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez and Richard Gordon with 31 percent each; Leila de Lima (30 percent); Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao (29 percent); and Senator Sergio Osmeña III (28 percent).