Loren Legarda tops survey for 2013 senatorial choices

Senator Loren Legarda has topped the Pulse Asia survey for senatorial preferences in the 2013 elections which was conducted from August 31 to September 7, 2012.

Senator Loren Legarda
Legarda occupied the number 1 spot solo with 67.3 percent, followed by Senator Chiz Escudero at solo number 2, with 61.2 percent.

Ranked 3 to 5 are Senator Alan Peter Cayetano (49.9%), San Juan representative JV Estrada (49.9%), and Cagayan 1st district representative Jack Enrile (47.4%).

Completing the top 10 list are senators Antonio Trillanes (41.2%), Gringo Honasan (40.6%) and Koko Pimentel (39.2%), former Senator Migz Zubiri (37.4%), and Aurora representative Sonny Angara (35.9%).

The rest of the likely winners in the 2013 senatorial elections are shown here.

Speaking to ANC, Legarda said Monday that she will continue to run under NPC, but open to invitations from other parties.

The lady senator did not confirm whether or not she will be joining the United Nationalist Alliance or UNA, saying the announcement will come “at the proper time.”

Notable as the only female candidate to top two senatorial elections, Legarda won as the number one senator during the 1998 and 2007 polls.