Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte was placed in the fourth spot in the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS). Vice president Jejomar Binay and Senator Grace Poe are tied in the first spot.

Rodrigo Duterte placed fourth in new SWS survey

Social Weather Stations conducted the survey on December 12-14, and published the results for presidential candidates in business newspaper on Wednesday.

While the Liberal Party bet Mar Roxas was third placer with 22% percent of votes out of 1,200 registered voter respondents. Sen. Grace Poe and VP Jejomar Binay have each garnering the nod of 26% percent of respondents.

The fourth placer Davao City Mayor Duterte has a 20% percent of vote and Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago, 4 percent.

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte placed fourth in new SWS survey

Last November 26-28, there's a special survey which was commissioned by Davao businessman William J. Lima, SWS found that Mayor Duterte was the leading candidate with 38 percent. Tied at second place were Grace Poe and Jejomar Binay with 21 percent each, followed by Mar Roxas with 15 percent and Miriam Defensor-Santiago with 4 percent.

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And because of that survey, many questions raised and it was widely criticized as "flawed" because of a "leading" question prefaced with Duterte becoming a presidential candidate.

According to Inquirer, SWS polls used face-to-face interviews with 1,200 respondents and had a margin of error of plus-or-minus 3 percentage points, and it was from September, November and December.

As per opinion of the political science professor Edmund Tayao says, "If we are to compare these surveys, it is important to note the difference in the period of fieldwork and the way the questions were asked,” he said. “In previous elections, around this time we more or less already have an idea who the front-runner is."

He added, "It only goes to show that this is a tight race and the voters are still deciding, they can still change their minds in the next three to four months."

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