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LIM STAYS FRONTRUNNER IN MANILA STANDARD POLL

MAYOR Alfredo Lim maintains an incumbent’s edge in the May 2010 elections, according to the April edition of the Manila Standard poll of 500 registered voters who intend to cast their ballots in the capital.

Interviewed in-person last April 18 to 20, the 500 respondents were allocated and  selected proportionate to the voting population in each of the city’s six districts based on the February 2010 data of the Commission on Elections.  The margin of error for the city-wide results is +/-4 percentage points.

Lim had 61 percent of total votes, leaving Former mayor and Environment Secretary Joselito Atienza and Former National Police Chief Avelino Razon Jr. with 25 and 11 percent, respectively.

Resident pollster Pedro Laylo Jr. noted that the vote patterns vis-a-vis the December 2009 Standard poll stayed unchanged.

The April survey showed Lim obtaining the highest percentage in the 2nd District at 71 percent versus Atienza’s best showing in the 5th District at 39 percent.  Ma. Theresa Hizon got 0.2 percent and only 3 percent were undecided.

Among Lim voters, 73 percent were committed to him on election day.  Atienza had percent steadfast voters with Razon holding 55 percent loyal voters, poll results showed.

The top reasons cited for choosing Lim were his accomplishments as mayor, ability to curb crime/illegal activities, being pro-poor, and the perception that he is not corrupt.

Atienza is preferred for his experience and achievements as mayor, being pro-poor and approachable.

A good majority of Razon voters wanted to try his kind of leadership, citing his crime-fighting reputation as a former top police official.

In 14 traits presented, Lim was chosen by a majority as the candidate exemplifying eight attributes.

In the vice mayoral race, incumbent Isko Moreno kept the lead but compared to the December Standard poll, his 94 percent vote share tapered to 68 percent in the April survey.

Rival Councilor Bonjay Isip-Garcia cornered 24 percent while 10 percent of the respondents said they were undecided on their choice of the mayor’s running mate.

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