Sen. Grace Poe will be the runaway winner for the presidency, beating all male candidates who wants to succeed President Aquino after he finishes his six-year term next year.
Based on the pre-election survey conducted by the Magdalo Group nationwide from Sept. 8 to 10, 2015, Poe will be declared as the winning president today in case the 2016 presidential derby is limited to four candidates.
Poe is leading among the pack with 1,108 frequency out of 2,937 respondents.
The only female candidate for the highest post in the land beats Vice-President Jejomar Binay (714 votes); Liberal Party bet, Sec. Manuel Roxas II (545 votes); and Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte ( 523 votes).
The survey was conducted from Regions 1 to 12, National Capital Region, Cordillera Autonomous Region and Caraga.
In a scenario that looked into the winability of 10 candidates, Poe beat other nine contenders, garnering 877 votes or equivalent of 29.9 percent out of 2,937 respondents.
Opposition Vice-President Jejomar Binay cornered 21.4 percent or 628 votes, followed by administration standard bearer, former Interior Sec. Manuel Roxas II, with 464 votes.
The Magdalo survey showed that Rodrigo Duterte ranked fourth with 456 votes; Sen. Ferdinand Marcos (176 votes); Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada (102); Chiz Escudero (85 votes); Miriam Defensor-Santiago (52 votes); Panfilo Lacson (47 votes); and Alan Peter Cayetano (37 votes). 13 respondents did not give any answer during the survey.
Poe declared her presidential bid last Wednesday (Sept. 16, 2015) at the jam-packed Bahay ng Alumni at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City. The next day, Poe endorsed Sen. Francis Joseph Escudero as her running-mate.
The Magdalo Group is composed of soldiers and supporters who rose to notoriety when they launched coups against former president and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Apart from Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, the group have also fielded candidates at the House of Representatives for their party-list group.