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Duterte tops MBC-DZRH pre-election survey

Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero topped the pre-election survey commissioned by broadcasting giant Manila Broadcasting Company and its flagship station DZRH.

Among the presidential candidates, Duterte logged in as the choice of 30.25 % of survey respondents. Sen. Grace Poe-Llamanzares placed second with 25.14%, followed by Vice President Jejomar Binay in third with 18.63 %, Sec. Mar Roxas ranking fourth with 14.92%, and Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago as fifth over-all with 6.22%.


In the vice presidential roster, Escudero garnered 28.49%, with Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr coming in second at 24.62%, and Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano in third place at 18.25%. Congresswoman Leni Robredo ranked fourth at 12.53%, with Sen. Antonio Trillanes in fifth at 7.75 % and Sen. Gregorio Honasan placing sixth at 6.11%.


In the senatorial race, re-electionists Sen. Vicente “Tito” Sotto III and Sen. Panfilo “Ping” Lacson led the survey rankings with 57.63% and 54.01% respectively, followed by Sen. Franklin Drilon (47.7.4%), Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri (46.97%), Senator Ralph Recto (45.98%), Sen. Francis Pangilinan (43.33%), Sen. Sergio Osmena III (37.89%), Sen. Richard Gordon (37.07%),  Congressman Manny Pacquiao (36.64%), Justice Secretary Leila de Lima (36.26%), Akbayan Rep. Risa Hontiveros (33.81%), Sen. Teofisto Guingona III (26.22%), actor Edu Manzano (21.38%), Mark Lapid (21.18%), and Sherwin Gatchalian (19.46%).


With the biggest random sampling so far of 7,436 respondents interviewed face-to-face by Emeer 2 Research Services, the MBC-DZRH pre-election survey harnessed the strength of the largest radio network in Asia, broadcasting over 200 stations nationwide, with its 24/7 feeds heard throughout the Asia Pacific region.

25 households were sampled in each of 300 randomly selected barangays throughout different provinces all over the country. Researchers tapped male and female registered voters coming from ABCDE households.

Each respondent was given a questionnaire resembling a sample ballot and asked for his choice for president, vice president and senators. Survey results were weighed against the latest voting population of each province, and has a margin of error of plus or minus 1.14%.

The MBC-DZRH survey was conducted on November 28, a week after Duterte confirmed that he was running, but just a couple of days before his controversial speech at the PDP-Laban proclamation, and before the Comelec’s 2nd division ruled to disqualify Poe-Llamanzares. Figures showed Duterte leading the presidential aspirants throughout the country, except in regions 1, 2, 3, 4A, 4B, 5, 6, and 8 in which Poe-Llamanzares topped the survey.

Because of the broad distribution of samples across the country, MBC-DZRH surveys conducted since 2004 have traditionally been accurate.

Their pre-election survey will be conducted two more times prior to the coming elections, along with exit polls on election day.

With DZRH being the longest-running AM station in the country, MBC will continue to be a witness as Philippine history unfolds another chapter when Filipinos make their choice in May, 2016.

For complete details on the MBC-DZRH survey, click on the link below or contact Atty. Rudolph Jularbal at telephone number 208.9701 or via mobile at 0920.953.1434.

Coverage: Nationwide

Respondents / Sample: 7,436 samples

38 Metro Manila Barangays covering 953 respondents
262 Provincial Barangays covering 6,483 respondents

Qualified Respondents: Registered voter, male or female, 18 years old and above
Methodology: House-to-house, Face-to-face interview

Margin of Error: +/- 1.14%

2016 Pre-election survey for President

2016 Pre-election survey for Vice-President

2016 Pre-election survey for Senator


  1. Thanks. I am just wondering if what will the survey results be after the Duterte ‘cursing the Pope’ incident. Glad to see that in your next run.

    Pls check Ople is included in the presidentiable results might be typo error.

  2. This is a Proof that we want a better change and Duterte is the greatest answer! DU30 2016..

  3. NO to Words of promises and lies, YES to REal ACTION and real CHANGES.. #Changeiscoming #DC2016

  4. Sa tunay na pagbabago ito ang kailangan nating lider ng bansa RRD-BBM.


  5. I’m for Duterte-Marcos I don’t believe on the survey in Senadorial race, bias. Hindi pumasok si Tots Ople si Pacquio pa pasok, anung alam nun. Parang si Lito Lapid at si Alma Moreno ang labas niya nun….

  6. johnny montemayor

    when is your next survey? i’m interested to know the position of duterte after the P.I. incident. iim voting ffor him.


  8. It’s time to accept the REALITY and put this result as headline. DZRH and 7-Eleven Surveys are the only surveys not paid by Pro-Poe ABS-CBN Network who is still trying to condition our minds and openly Campaigning “Iboto Pamilyang Pilipino” = “Ako na ang inyong Pamilya” speech of Grace Poe.

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