Villar statistically tied with Noynoy in new SWS survey

Presidential aspirants Senators Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Aquino III and Manuel Villar Jr. continued to engage in a neck and neck race, with the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) poll showing the two to be statistically tied two months before the May 10 elections.

The SWS survey, commissioned by BusinessWorld newspaper, showed that while Aquino remains the top pick among presidential aspirants, Villar appeared to be catching up.

It said that while both Aquino and Villar lost ground, the cost was “more substantial” for Aquino, whose overall score was cut by six points to 36 percent.

Villar’s ratings dropped 1 percentage point to 34 percent, the survey added.

“The gap between the two falls within the ±2.2% margin of error used in the Feb. 24-28 survey, which used face-to-face interviews of 2,100 registered voters nationwide,” according to a report on BusinessWorld on Tuesday.

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