Election season is right around the corner, and Snippeteers have made their voice heard.
In a poll conducted by SnippetMedia last March, senatorial aspirants Grace Poe, Cynthia Villar, and Christopher “Bong” Go emerged as the top candidates for the upcoming senatorial election this May 2019.
The study was conducted across a sample size of 993 respondents, computed based on SnippetMedia’s total Daily Active Users (DAU). Of these, 54.5% of the demographic sample were women, and 45.6% were men, and the majority of both genders were of the millennial generation — single, college-level, aged 21-25, and mostly from NCR, Calabarzon, and Central Luzon.
Sen. Grace Poe emerged at the very top of the senatorial race, garnering 11.97% of the total votes, closely followed by Sen. Cynthia Villar, with 11.17%, and Bong Go, current Special Assistant to the President, with 10.41%. Rounding up the top five were former PNP chief Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa, and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, who garnered 8.61% and 8.55% of votes, respectively, while the remaining seven slots of the ‘Magic 12’ were filled by Sen. Koko Pimentel with 8.41% of votes, Sen. Pia Cayetano with 8.18%, Gov. Imee Marcos with 7.92%, Presidential Adviser Francis Tolentino with 6.87%, Sen. Sonny Angara with 6.57%, Sen. Lito Lapid with 6.26%, and Sen. Nancy Binay with 5.99%.
Sen. Grace Poe also reigned in most locations out of all 12 candidates, emerging as the top choice in 11 total regions: CAR (Cordillera Administrative Region), Region 1 (Ilocos Region), Region 2 (Cagayan Valley), Region 3 (Central Luzon), Region 4A (CALABARZON), Region 4B (MIMAROPA), Region 5 (Bicol Region), Region 6 (Western Visayas), Region 7 (Central Visayas), Region 8 (Eastern Visayas), and Region 9 (Zamboanga Peninsula).
Following by a far second was SAP Bong Go, who led the race in Region 10 (Northern Mindanao), Region 11 (Davao Region), Region 12 (SOCCSKSARGEN), and ARMM (Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao), totalling to four regions.
Meanwhile, tied in 3rd place were Cynthia Villar and Sara Duterte-Carpio, who topped in three regions each: Villar led in Region 12 (SOCCSKSARGEN), Region 9 (Zamboanga Peninsula), and NCR (National Capital Region), while Duterte-Carpio took the lead in Region 12 (SOCCSKSARGEN), Region 13 (Caraga Region), and Region 9 (Zamboanga Peninsula).
The remaining regions were topped by candidates Bato dela Rosa, who also led in Region 12 (SOCCSKARGEN), and Lito Lapid, who led in Region 9 (Zamboanga Peninsula).
The survey results also coincided with those found by Pulse Asia’s survey conducted in February — indicating, for the time being, that the majority of voters’ preferences remain unchanged, two months before the election date. See the summarized survey results below.