On the latest SWS survey

(March 13, 2007 update: While blog-hopping, i found this March 7 entry by The Purple Phoenix, and I was amused to find we noticed the same things, except for the Gringo part which I missed.)

Some observations in connection with the latest SWS survey:

  • Kiko Pangilinan benefitted from the publicity generated by his then unclear status in the so-called Genuine Opposition. And of course, he is Sharon Cuneta’s husband. (I can’t help wondering if James Yap–if he decides to run for the Senate–will also rank high because of Kris Aquino.)
  • Alan Peter Cayetano is on the fourth place. The publicity generated by the First Gentleman’s attacks on him must have helped.
  • Francis Escudero is on the 6th-7th place. If only he were able to get Bamboo as endorser…
  • Michael Defensor is on the 15th place. Does this mean Boy Abunda isn’t an effective campaign ad director?
  • Migs Zubiri ranked 17th. I thought Boom Tarat Tarat could land him a Senate post!
  • Richard Gomez and Cesar Montano are outside the Magic 12. It seems like the people prefer to see them in the movies than in the Senate.
  • Prospero Pichay and Antonio Trillanes IV are both in the 22 to 24th place. And to think you see Pichay’s face almost every ten minutes on TV! Partida pa yan because Trillanes is in prison.


1. Francis Pangilinan (Liberal Party) – 56%
2. Loren Legarda (Nationalist People’s Party-GO) – 54%
3. Manuel Villar Jr. (Nacionalista Party) – 52%,
4-5. Alan Peter Cayetano (Nacionalista Party)
4-5. Panfilo Lacson (United Opposition) – 43%
6-7. Francis Escudero (Nationalist People’s Party-GO) – 37%.
6-7. Ralph Recto (Lakas-CMD) – 37%
8. Vicente Sotto III (Nationalist People’s Party-TU) – 31%
9-10. John Osmeña (United Opposition)
9 -10. Benigno Aquino III (Liberal Party) – 30%
11. Gregorio Honasan (Independent) – 29%.
12. Joker Arroyo (Kabalikat ng Malayang Pilipino) – 28%
13. Edgardo Angara ( Demokratikong Pilipino) – 27%
14. Aquilino L. Pimentel (Partido ng Demokratikong Pilipino) -26%
15. Michael Defensor (TU) -21%
16. Sonia Roco (GO) – 19%
17. Juan Miguel Zubiri (TU) – 18%
18-19. Cesar Montano (TU) – 15%
18-19. Richard Gomez (Ind.) – 15%
20. Vicente Magsaysay (TU) – 14%
21. Anna Dominique Coseteng (GO) – 13%
22-24. Prospero Pichay Jr. (TU) – 12%
22-24. Antonio Trillanes (GO) – 12%
22-24. Teresa A. Oreta (TU) – 12%
25. Luis Singson (TU) – 7%

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