Makati Mayor Abby Binay continues to enjoy a commanding lead against her brother and political opponent Jejomar Erwin “Junjun” Binay in the May 2019 mayoral race, a survey says.
According to PUBLiCUS Asia’s independent #PahayagNCR findings, 67 percent of the respondents will vote for Mayor Abby while only 20 percent said they will cast their votes for Junjun. A third candidate, Ricky Yabut, got 2 percent. Nine percent remain undecided, while 2 percent said they did not choose anyone.
For vice mayor, incumbent Monique Lagdameo received 83 percent while Monsour del Rosario got 9 percent. Five percent of the respondents said they were undecided while 4 percent said they did not choose anyone.
“For the first time in almost three decades, a Binay will finally lose the election for mayor of Makati City,” wrote Publicus.
“Abby Binay will likely beat her brother, ousted mayor Junjun Binay. Abby’s running mate Lagdameo will handily defeat del Rosario for the VM post,” the firm said.
The Makati survey was conducted from Nov. 16 to 20 with 397,587 respondents. The results were posted in the firm’s website, along with the results of the mayoral races in other Metro Manila local governments.
An earlier poll conducted by Pulse Asia in August revealed the same results. Mayor Abby dominated the polls with 67 percent or two-thirds of the 1,200 voters surveyed. The August 2017 polls measured Mayor Abby’s odds against Ricky Yabut, former acting mayor Romulo “Kid” Peña and her brother Junjun.
#PahayagNCR is a dedicated poll that looked into the sentiments and insights of National Capital Region respondents on relevant national issues. The survey was conducted among 1,800 registered voters from the 16 cities and 1 municipality in NCR.
It chose Metro Manila, being the seat of power in the Philippine archipelago composed of 16 cities and one municipality. The area represents 11.1 percent of 54,363,844 total registered voters of the Philippines as of 2016. NCR also enjoys a sizable budget among all the regions in the Philippines.