Opinion polling in the Philippine Senate election, 2013

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Opinion polling (locally known as "surveys") for the Philippine Senate election, 2013 is carried out by two major polling firms: Social Weather Stations (SWS), and Pulse Asia, with a handful of minor polling firms. A typical poll asks a voter to name twelve persons one would vote for in the senate election. The SWS and Pulse Asia's surveys are usually national in scope, while other polling firms usually restrict their samples within Metro Manila.

Candidates[edit]

There two major coalitions in this election: Team PNoy (known as the LP-Akbayan-NPC-NP-LDP Coalition until January 27, 2013), and the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA). The two coalitions used to share three common candidates, until UNA dropped them. A third coalition, the Makabayang Koalisyon ng Mamamayan (Makabayan; Patriotic Coalition of the People) share four candidates from Team PNoy. A further two more parties put up ticket of three candidates each, two parties had a ticket made up of one candidate each, and three candidates are independents that are not a part of any ticket.

These are aside from the parties that put up candidates, and may belong to any coalition. In the tables below, the colors refer to the parties, unless otherwise stated in the seat totals sections.

  • Key: Green tick: regular candidate, yellow tick: guest candidate.
Candidates Alliances
AKP BP DPP Maka-
bayan
SJS Team PNoy UNA None
Samson Alcantara Green check.svg
Juan Edgardo Angara Green check.svg
Bam Aquino Green check.svg
Greco Belgica Green check.svg
Nancy Binay Green check.svg
Teodoro Casiño Green check.svg
Alan Peter Cayetano Yellow check.svg Green check.svg
Tingting Cojuangco Green check.svg
Rizalito David Green check.svg
John Carlos de los Reyes Green check.svg
JV Ejercito Green check.svg
Jack Enrile Green check.svg
Francis Escudero Yellow check.svg Yellow check.svg
Baldomero Falcone Green check.svg
Richard Gordon Green check.svg
Edward Hagedorn Green check.svg
Gregorio Honasan Green check.svg
Risa Hontiveros-Baraquel Green check.svg
Loren Legarda Yellow check.svg Yellow check.svg
Marwil Llasos Green check.svg
Ernesto Maceda Green check.svg
Jamby Madrigal Yellow check.svg Green check.svg
Mitos Magsaysay Green check.svg
Ramon Magsaysay, Jr. Green check.svg
Ramon Montaño Green check.svg
Ricardo Penson Green check.svg
Aquilino Pimentel III Yellow check.svg Green check.svg
Grace Poe Yellow check.svg Yellow check.svg
Christian Señeres Green check.svg
Antonio Trillanes IV Green check.svg
Eddie Villanueva Green check.svg
Cynthia Villar Yellow check.svg Green check.svg
Juan Miguel Zubiri Green check.svg
Totals (regulars+guests) 3 1 3 1+7 1 9+3 9 3

Note:

  • Francis Escudero, Loren Legarda and Grace Poe were included as guest candidates of UNA until they were dropped from the ticket on February 21. Polls that are taken before that date includes the three as part of the UNA ticket in the tables below; those that are after on or after the date excludes them from the UNA tallies.

Voting preferences per candidate[edit]

Top 12 in the survey
Outside the top 12 but within the margin of error

Key dates:

  • Period of submission of certificates of candidacies: October 1 to 5, 2012
  • Start of campaign period for Senate candidates: February 12, 2013
  • Start of campaign period for local candidates: March 29, 2013 (Due to that date being a Good Friday, campaigning officially starts on March 30.)
  • News blackout on election surveys for the Senate election: April 28–May 12, 2013
  • Election day: May 13, 2013

Until filing of certificates of candidacy[edit]

Pollster Pulse Asia[1] Pulse Asia[2] Pulse Asia[3] SWS[4] The Center[5] Pulse Asia[6]
Date(s) administered November 10–23, 2011 February 26–March 9, 2012 May 20–26, 2012 August 24–27, 2012 August 24–30, 2012 August 31–September 7, 2012
Sample size 1,200 1,200 1,200 1,200 1,200 1,200
Margin of error ±3.0% ±3.0% ±3.0% ±3.0% ±3.0% ±3.0%
Candidates 1    Escudero (Ind.), 65.8%    Legarda (NPC), 58.5%    Escudero (Ind.), 65.1%    Escudero (Ind.), 62%    Escudero (Ind.), 66%    Legarda (NPC), 67.3%
2    Legarda (NPC), 58.9%    Escudero (Ind.), 52.7%    Legarda (NPC), 63.6%    Legarda (NPC), 57%    Legarda (NPC), 59.3%    Escudero (Ind.), 61.2%
3    Roxas (LP), 43.0%    Roxas (LP), 41.8%    Cayetano (NP), 50.2%    Cayetano (NP), 49%    Cayetano (NP), 54%    Cayetano (NP), 49.9%
4    Cayetano (NP), 40.3%    Cayetano (NP), 41.6%    Enrile (NPC), 49.1%    Enrile (NPC), 48%

   Pimentel (PDP), 46.6%
   Enrile (NPC), 46.6%

   Ejercito (PMP), 49.9%
5    de Castro (Ind.), 34.8%    Enrile (NPC), 38.2%    Roxas (LP), 47.5%    Honasan (Ind.), 40%    Enrile (NPC), 47.4%
6    Ejercito (PMP), 30.4%    de Castro (Ind.), 34.6%    Honasan (Ind.), 39.5%    Angara (LDP), 40%    Honasan (Ind.), 43%    Trillanes (NP), 41.2%
7    Honasan (Ind.), 29.6%    Trillanes (Ind.), 33.7%    Pimentel (PDP), 38.9%    Trillanes (NP), 40%    K. Aquino (Ind.), 39.8%    Honasan (Ind.), 40.6%
8    Enrile (NPC), 29.5%    Honasan (Ind.), 32.1%    Ejercito (PMP), 36.3%    Ejercito (PMP), 38%    Ejercito (PMP), 37.3%    Pimentel (PDP), 39.2%
9    Pimentel (PDP), 29.4%    Ejercito (PMP), 31.3%    Trillanes (Ind.), 34.8%    Pimentel (PDP), 38%    Villar (NP), 35%    Zubiri (PMP), 37.4%
10    de Lima (Ind.), 29.4%    Pimentel (PDP), 29.0%    Zubiri (PMP), 30.4%    Zubiri (PMP), 34%    Gordon (B-VNP), 30.2%
   Zubiri (PMP), 30.2%
   Angara (LDP), 35.9%
11    Trillanes (Ind.), 28.7%    Failon (Ind.), 26.9%    Gordon (B-VNP), 29.6%
   Villar (NP), 32.7%    Villar (NP), 34%
12    Zubiri (Ind.), 26.9%    de Lima (Ind.), 26.6%    Angara (LDP), 28.9%    Gordon (B-VNP), 28%

   Biazon (LP), 27%
   Angara (LDP), 27%

   Binay (PDP), 27.4%
13    Angara (LDP), 24.3%    Biazon (LP), 22.5%    Binay (PDP), 27.5%    de Lima (Ind.), 27%    Gordon (B-VNP), 26.2%
14    Madrigal (Ind.), 24.0%    Zubiri (Ind.), 22.4%    Villar (NP), 25.1%    R. Magsaysay (LP), 24%    R. Magsaysay (LP), 23%    R. Magsaysay (LP), 25.4%
15    Gordon (B-VNP), 22.1%
   Madrigal (Ind.), 21.8%    Madrigal (Ind.), 23.4%    Biazon (LP), 23%

   de Venecia (PDP), 20.2%
   Santos-Recto (LP), 20.2%
   M. Magsaysay (PDP), 20.2%

   Madrigal (Ind.), 23.2%
None/refused/undecided 5.2% 3.0% 3.0% 3% N/A 6.0%

Until the campaign period for the Senate election[edit]

Pollster StratPOLLS[7] Pulse Asia[8] SWS[9] The Center[10] SWS/Business World[11] Pulse Asia[12]
Date(s) administered October 8–17, 2012 November 23–29, 2012 November 29–December 3, 2012 January 9–17, 2013 January 17–19, 2013 January 19–30, 2013
Sample size 300 1,200 1,200 1,200 1,200 1,800
Margin of error <3%, >4% ±3.0% ±3.0% N/A ±3.0% ±2.0%
Candidates 1    Legarda (NPC), 64%    Escudero (Ind.), 74.1%    Legarda (NPC), 68%    Legarda (NPC)    Legarda (NPC), 65%    Legarda (NPC), 58.6%
2    Escudero (Ind.), 63%    Legarda (NPC), 69.3%    Escudero (Ind.), 61%    Escudero (Ind.)    Escudero (Ind.), 62%    Escudero (Ind.), 54.3%
3    Cayetano (NP), 58%    Cayetano (NP), 60.1%    Cayetano (NP), 58%    Cayetano (NP)    Cayetano (NP), 60%    Cayetano (NP), 48.9%
4    Pimentel (PDP), 45%    Ejercito (UNA), 57.0%    Villar (NP), 51%    Ejercito (UNA)    Ejercito (UNA), 53%    Binay (UNA), 43.6%
5    Villar (NP), 42%    Enrile (NPC), 53.2%    Ejercito (UNA), 49%    Pimentel (PDP)

   Honasan (UNA), 48%
   Pimentel (PDP), 48%

   Ejercito (UNA), 43.5%
6    Angara (LDP), 40%    Villar (NP), 52.2%

   Pimentel (PDP), 46%
   Enrile (NPC), 46%

   Villar (NP)    Trillanes (NP), 41.1%
7    Ejercito (UNA), 37%    Pimentel (PDP), 50.2%    Honasan (UNA)    Zubiri (UNA), 47%    Pimentel (PDP), 40.7%
8    Gordon (UNA), 35%    Honasan (UNA), 44.9%    Honasan (UNA), 43%    Zubiri (UNA)

   Villar (NP), 46%
   Enrile (NPC), 46%

   Enrile (NPC), 40.4%
9    Zubiri (UNA), 33%    Trillanes (NP), 43.2%

   Binay (UNA), 41%
   Zubiri (UNA), 41%

   Enrile (NPC)    Villar (NP), 39.1%
10

   Enrile (NPC), 29%
   Honasan (UNA), 29%

   Binay (UNA), 41.3%    Binay (UNA)

   Trillanes (NP), 45%
   Poe (Ind.), 45%

   Zubiri (UNA), 37.6%
11    Angara (LDP), 40.8%    Trillanes (NP), 40%    Trillanes (NP)    Angara (LDP), 37.1%
12    Madrigal (LP), 28%    Zubiri (UNA), 40.5%    Gordon (UNA), 37%    Poe (Ind.)    Binay (UNA), 43%    Honasan (UNA), 36.8%
13    Trillanes (NP), 27%    Madrigal (LP), 34.4%    Angara (LDP), 35%    Angara (LDP), 39%    Aquino (LP), 31.4%
14    Hagedorn (Ind.), 25%    Gordon (UNA), 29.7%    Madrigal (LP), 30%    Gordon (UNA), 36%    Poe (Ind.), 30.9%
15    Poe (Ind.), 23%    R. Magsaysay (LP), 28.8%    R. Magsaysay (LP), 29%    Aquino (LP), 34%    Gordon (UNA), 30.0%
16    Aquino (LP), 27.9%    Maceda (UNA), 25%    R. Magsaysay (LP), 33%    Madrigal (LP), 26.8%
17    Poe (Ind.), 24.7%    Aquino (LP), 24%    Madrigal (LP), 28%    R. Magsaysay (LP), 23.8%
18    Hontiveros (Akbayan), 21.2%    Hontiveros (Akbayan), 21%

   Hontiveros (Akbayan), 25%
   Maceda (UNA), 25%

   Hontiveros (Akbayan), 17.5%
19    Maceda (UNA), 16.7%    M. Magsaysay (UNA), 14%    Maceda (UNA), 15.5%
20    Cojuangco (UNA), 14.2%    Poe (Ind.), 13%    Cojuangco (UNA), 14%    Cojuangco (UNA), 11.8%
21    Hagedorn (Ind.), 8.8%    Hagedorn (Ind.), 11%

   M. Magsaysay (UNA), 13%
   Hagedorn (Ind.), 13%

   M. Magsaysay (UNA), 9.9%
22    M. Magsaysay (UNA), 7.7%

   Cojuangco (UNA), 10%
   Casiño (Makabayan), 10%

   Hagedorn (Ind.), 9.3%
23    Casiño (Makabayan), 5.3%    Villanueva (BP), 12%    Villanueva (BP), 9.2%
24 Alcantara (SJS), 4.0%    David (AKP), 7%    Casiño (Makabayan), 11%    Casiño (Makabayan), 5.7%
25    Montaño (Ind.), 3.3%

Alcantara (SJS), 4.0%
   Montaño (Ind.), 3.3%

   Montaño (Ind.), 6%
   David (AKP), 6%
Alcantara (SJS), 6%

Alcantara (SJS), 3.8%
26    David (AKP), 2.8%

   David (AKP), 3.6%
   Montaño (Ind.), 3.6%

27    de los Reyes (AKP), 2.7%    de los Reyes (AKP), 5%
28    Falcone (DPP), 1.9%    Belgica (DPP), 4%    de los Reyes (AKP), 5%    de los Reyes (AKP), 2.8%
29    Penson (Ind.), 1.8%

   Penson (Ind.), 3%
   Falcone (DPP), 3%

   Belgica (DPP), 3%
   Penson (Ind.), 3%
   Falcone (DPP), 3%
   Señeres (DPP), 3%

   Señeres (DPP), 1.3%
30    Belgica (DPP), 0.7%    Penson (Ind.), 1.2%
31    Llasos (AKP), 0.7%

   Llasos (AKP), 2%
   Señeres (DPP), 2%

   Belgica (DPP), 0.8%
32    Señeres (DPP), 0.5%

   Falcone (DPP), 0.5%
   Llasos (AKP), 0.5%

33    Llasos (AKP), 2%
None
Refused
Undecided
NA 4.2% 1% N/A 2% 8.6%

Until the campaign period for local elections[edit]

Pollster SWS/BW[13] Pulse Asia[14] StratPOLLS[15] SWS/BW[16] Pulse Asia[17]
Date(s) administered February 15–17, 2013 February 24–28, 2013 March 8–13, 2013 March 15–17, 2013 March 16–20, 2013
Sample size 1,200 1,800 1,200 1,200 1,800
Margin of error ±3% ±2% ±3.5% ±3% ±2%
Candidates 1    Legarda (NPC), 64%    Legarda (NPC), 56.7%    Legarda (NPC), 75.2%    Legarda (NPC), 59%    Legarda (NPC), 55.3%
2    Escudero (Ind.), 62%    Escudero (Ind.), 54.9%    Escudero (Ind.), 63.2%    Cayetano (NP), 57%    Escudero (Ind.), 51.5%
3    Cayetano (NP), 58%    Cayetano (NP), 52.8%    Poe (Ind.), 63.0%

   Ejercito (UNA), 48%
   Escudero (Ind.), 48%

   Cayetano (NP), 48.7%
4    Villar (NP), 53%    Villar (NP), 44.0%    Cayetano (NP), 62.1%    Poe (Ind.), 42.1%
5

   Poe (Ind.), 48%
   Pimentel (PDP), 48%

   Ejercito (UNA), 43.8%    Binay (UNA), 59.7%

   Binay (UNA), 47%
   Villar (NP), 47%
   Pimentel (PDP), 47%

   Pimentel (PDP), 41.7%
6    Aquino (LP), 43.2%    Ejercito (UNA), 59.0%    Villar (NP), 40.8%
7    Binay (UNA), 47%    Binay (UNA), 42.5%

   Trillanes (NP), 54.7%
   Enrile (NPC), 54.7%

   Binay (UNA), 39.6%
8    Trillanes (NP), 46%    Poe (Ind.), 42.1%    Trillanes (NP), 44%

   Aquino (LP), 38.6%
   Ejercito (UNA), 38.6%

9

   Ejercito (UNA), 42%
   Aquino (LP), 42%

   Pimentel (PDP), 40.1%    Angara (LDP), 54.0%    Honasan (UNA), 43%
10    Honasan (UNA), 37.9%    Zubiri (UNA), 52.1%    Aquino (LP), 42%    Trillanes (NP), 37.7%
11

   Angara (LDP), 39%
   Zubiri (UNA), 39%

   Enrile (NPC), 36.6%    Aquino (LP), 50.0%    Poe (Ind.), 40%    Honasan (UNA), 36.8%
12    Trillanes (NP), 36.1%    Pimentel (PDP), 49.4%    Angara (LDP), 39%    Angara (LDP), 34.6%
13    Enrile (NPC), 38%    Angara (LDP), 35.1%    Villar (NP), 49.1%

   Enrile (NPC), 37%
   R. Magsaysay (LP), 37%

   Zubiri (UNA), 32.5%
14    Madrigal (LP), 36%    Zubiri (UNA), 33.2%    Honasan (UNA), 48.1%    Enrile (NPC), 32.4%
15    Honasan (UNA), 34%    Gordon (UNA), 32.2%    Gordon (UNA), 38.7%    Zubiri (UNA), 35%    Gordon (UNA), 30.7%
16    R. Magsaysay (LP), 32%    Madrigal (LP), 30.6%    Hontiveros (Akbayan), 37.7%

   Madrigal (LP), 33%
   Gordon (UNA), 33%

   R. Magsaysay (LP), 28.2%
17    Gordon (UNA), 31%    R. Magsaysay (LP), 27.0%    R. Magsaysay (LP), 34.7%    Madrigal (LP), 27.3%
18    Hontiveros (Akbayan), 25%    Hontiveros (Akbayan), 24.1%    Madrigal (LP), 29.8%    Hontiveros (Akbayan), 29%    Hontiveros (Akbayan), 24.3%
19    Maceda (UNA), 15%    Maceda (UNA), 16.3%    Maceda (UNA), 23.6%    Maceda (UNA), 18%    Maceda (UNA), 14.1%
20

   Cojuangco (UNA), 13%
   Villanueva (BP), 13%
   M. Magsaysay (UNA), 13%

   M. Magsaysay (UNA), 14.5%    Cojuangco (UNA), 23.4%

   Cojuangco (UNA), 14%
   M. Magsaysay (UNA), 14%

   M. Magsaysay (UNA), 12.7%
21    Cojuangco (UNA), 14.4%    Villanueva (BP), 21.0%

   Cojuangco (UNA), 12.7%
   Hagedorn (Ind.), 12.7%

22    Hagedorn (Ind.), 13.3%    M. Magsaysay (UNA), 20.8%    Villanueva (BP), 13%
23    Hagedorn (Ind.), 10%    Villanueva (BP), 12.7%
   Hagedorn (Ind.), 16.3%    Hagedorn (Ind.), 11%    Villanueva (BP), 10.2%
24    Casiño (Makabayan), 9%    Casiño (Makabayan), 7.7%    de los Reyes (AKP), 12.3%    Casiño (Makabayan), 7%    Casiño (Makabayan), 7.2%
25    David (AKP), 5%    de los Reyes (AKP), 4.2%    Casiño (Makabayan), 8.7%

   Llasos (AKP), 4%
Alcantara (SJS), 4%
   Penson (Ind.), 4%
   Montaño (Ind.), 4%
   Falcone (DPP), 4%

   de los Reyes (AKP), 3.0%
26

   Montaño (Ind.), 4%
   de los Reyes (AKP), 4%

   Montaño (Ind.), 4.0%    Montaño (Ind.), 8.5%    Montaño (Ind.), 2.9%
27 Alcantara (SJS), 3.4%    Belgica (DPP), 6.2% Alcantara (SJS), 2.6%
28

   Penson (Ind.), 3%
Alcantara (SJS), 3%
   Belgica (DPP), 3%

   Belgica (DPP), 3.2%    David (AKP), 5.9%    David (AKP), 2.3%
29    David (AKP), 2.8%    Penson (Ind.), 5.4%

   Belgica (DPP), 2.0%
   Falcone (DPP), 2.0%    Penson (Ind.), 2.0%

30    Falcone (DPP), 2.5%    Llasos (AKP), 5.1%

   David (AKP), 3%
   Señeres (DPP), 3%
   de los Reyes (AKP), 3%

31

   Señeres (DPP), 2%
   Falcone (DPP), 2%
   Llasos (AKP), 2%

   Penson (Ind.), 2.4% Alcantara (SJS), 4.6%
32    Señeres (DPP), 2.3%    Señeres (DPP), 4.0%    Llasos (AKP), 1.7%
33    Llasos (AKP), 1.6%    Falcone (DPP), 3.6%
   Belgica (DPP), 2%    Señeres (DPP), 1.0%
None
Refused
Undecided
2% undecided
4% invalid markings
5.5% none/refused/don't know
2.6% invalid votes
N/A 2% undecided
5% invalid markings
7.7% none/refused/don't know
5.2% invalid votes

Until election day[edit]

Pollster SWS[18] Pulse Asia[19] SWS[20] Pulse Asia[21]
Date(s) administered April 13–15, 2013 April 20–22, 2013 May 2–3, 2013 May 10–11, 2013
Sample size 1,800 1,800 2,400 1,800
Margin of error ±2% ±2% ±2% ±2%
Candidates 1    Legarda (NPC), 59%    Legarda (NPC), 51.5%    Legarda (NPC), 57%    Legarda (NPC), 55.8%
2    Cayetano (NP), 52%    Escudero (Ind.), 48.3%    Cayetano (NP), 50%    Escudero (Ind.), 52.7%
3

   Binay (UNA), 49%
   Villar (NP), 49%

   Poe (Ind.), 42.4%

   Binay (UNA), 48%
   Escudero (Ind.), 48%

   Cayetano (NP), 51.1%
4    Cayetano (NP), 40.0%    Poe (Ind.), 49.9%
5    Escudero (Ind.), 47%    Villar (NP), 37.7%    Poe (Ind.), 45%    Binay (UNA), 46.9%
6    Aquino (LP), 44%    Trillanes (NP), 35.8%

   Ejercito (UNA), 44%
   Villar (NP), 44%

   Villar (NP), 46.6%
7

   Pimentel (PDP), 43%
   Ejercito (UNA), 43%

   Aquino (LP), 35.7%    Aquino (LP), 45.9%
8    Ejercito (UNA), 34.7%    Pimentel (PDP), 43%    Angara (LDP), 42.4%
9    Angara (LDP), 42%    Binay (UNA), 34.6%    Aquino (LP), 41%    Ejercito (UNA), 41.7%
10

   Poe (Ind.), 39%
   Trillanes (NP), 39%

   Pimentel (PDP), 32.7%

   Angara (LDP), 38%
   Trillanes (NP), 38%

   Pimentel (PDP), 39.6%
11    Angara (LDP), 31.2%    Trillanes (NP), 37.7%
12

   Enrile (NPC), 37%
   Honasan (UNA), 37%

   Zubiri (UNA), 29.7%    Honasan (UNA), 37%    Honasan (UNA), 36.7%
13    Honasan (UNA), 27.9%    Enrile (NPC), 35%    Enrile (NPC), 35.7%
14

   Zubiri (UNA), 35%
   R. Magsaysay (LP), 35%

   Enrile (NPC), 27.2%

   R. Magsaysay (LP), 33%
   Zubiri (UNA), 33%

   R. Magsaysay (LP), 33.3%
15    Hontiveros (Akbayan), 25.8%    Zubiri (UNA), 32.1%
16    Madrigal (LP), 30%    R. Magsaysay (LP), 25.6%    Hontiveros (Akbayan), 29%    Gordon (UNA), 31.8%
17    Hontiveros (Akbayan), 29%    Gordon (UNA), 22.4%    Gordon (UNA), 27%    Hontiveros (Akbayan), 29.9%
18    Gordon (UNA), 27%    Madrigal (LP), 20.4%    Madrigal (LP), 25%    Madrigal (LP), 26.2%
19    Hagedorn (Ind.), 17%    Hagedorn (Ind.), 13.7%    Hagedorn (Ind.), 16%    Hagedorn (Ind.), 19.8%
20    Maceda (UNA), 16%    M. Magsaysay (UNA), 11.0%    Villanueva (BP), 15%    Villanueva (BP), 16.4%
21    M. Magsaysay (UNA), 15%    Villanueva (BP), 10.8%    Maceda (UNA), 14%    M. Magsaysay (UNA), 13.5%
22    Cojuangco (UNA), 14%    Maceda (UNA), 9.1%    M. Magsaysay (UNA), 13%    Maceda (UNA), 11.6%
23    Villanueva (BP), 13%    Cojuangco (UNA), 7.3%    Cojuangco (UNA), 11%    Cojuangco (UNA), 11.3%
24    Casiño (Makabayan), 7%    Casiño (Makabayan), 6.5%    Casiño (Makabayan), 9%    Casiño (Makabayan), 10.3%
25    Montaño (Ind.), 5% Alcantara (SJS), 2.4%    Montaño (Ind.), 5% Alcantara (SJS), 3.4%
26    David (AKP), 4%

   de los Reyes (AKP), 2.1%
   Montaño (Ind.), 2.1%

Alcantara (SJS), 3%
   de los Reyes (AKP), 3%
   David (AKP), 3%

   de los Reyes (AKP), 2.9%
27

   de los Reyes (AKP), 3%
Alcantara (SJS), 3%
   Penson (Ind.), 3%

   Belgica (DPP), 2.8%
28    David (AKP), 1.6%    Montaño (Ind.), 2.4%
29    Belgica (DPP), 1.3%

   Penson (Ind.), 2%
   Falcone (DPP), 2%
   Llasos (AKP), 2%
   Belgica (DPP), 2%

   David (AKP), 2.2%
30

   Falcone (DPP), 2%
   Señeres (DPP), 2%
   Llasos (AKP), 2%
   Belgica (DPP), 2%

   Falcone (DPP), 1.1%
   Penson (Ind.), 1.1%

   Falcone (DPP), 1.9%
31    Llasos (AKP), 1.7%
32    Llasos (AKP), 1.0%    Penson (Ind.), 1.6%
33    Señeres (DPP), 0.7%    Señeres (DPP), 1%    Señeres (DPP), 1.6%
None
Refused
Undecided
2% undecided
4% invalid markings
6.1% none/refused/don't know
4.1% invalid votes
3% undecided
3% invalid markings
2.8% none/refused/don't know
5.0% invalid votes

Rankings[edit]

Top 12 in the survey
Outside the top 12 but within the margin of error
  • Polls administered after October 5, 2010, the deadline for the filing of certificates of candidacies.
  • The rankings below are from the pollsters that published them. The pollsters may or may not consider "statistical ties", or candidates whose voting preferences' margins are within the margin of error .
Candidate Strat-POLLS[7] Pulse Asia[8] SWS[9] The Center[10] SWS[11] Pulse Asia[12] SWS[13] Pulse Asia[14] Strat-POLLS[15] SWS[16] Pulse Asia[17] SWS[18] Pulse Asia[19] SWS[20] Pulse Asia[21]
10/8−17 11/23−29 11/29−12/3 1/9−17 1/17−19 1/19−30 2/15−17 2/24−28 3/8−13 3/15−17 3/16−20 4/13−15 4/13−15 5/2−3 5/10−11
Samson Alcantara N/A 23–27 25–26 N/A 25–27 24–28 28–30 25–32 31 25–29 25–32 27–29 25–29 26–28 25−30
Juan Edgardo Angara 6 8–12 13 N/A 13 6–12 11–12 10–15 9 12 8–15 9 8–14 10–11 5–10
Bam Aquino N/A 14–17 17 N/A 15 13–15 9–10 4–9 11 10 4–12 6 4–10 9 4–9
Greco Belgica N/A 28–32 28 N/A 29–32 29–33 28–30 25–32 27 33 25–33 30–33 25–33 30–32 25–33
Nancy Binay N/A 8–12 9–10 10 12 4–9 7 4–9 5 5–7 4–11 3–4 5–11 3–4 3–8
Teodoro Casiño N/A 22–25 22–23 N/A 24 24–25 24 24 25 24 24 24 23–24 24 22–24
Alan Peter Cayetano 3 3–4 3 3 3 3 3 1–3 4 2 2–3 2 3–7 2 2–6
Tingting Cojuangco N/A 19–20 22–23 N/A 20 20–23 20–22 19–23 20 20–21 19–23 22 22–24 23 21–24
Rizalito David N/A 24–29 24 N/A 25–27 25–28 25 25–33 28 30–32 25–32 26 25–33 26–28 25–33
John Carlos de los Reyes N/A 24–29 27 N/A 28 25–28 26–27 25–29 24 30–32 25–32 27–29 25–32 26–28 25–33
JV Ejercito 7 3–6 5 4 4 4–9 9–10 4–9 6 3–4 4–12 7–8 5–11 6–7 7–11
Jack Enrile 10–11 4–7 6–7 9 8–9 4–12 13 9–15 7–8 13–14 11–16 7–8 11–16 13 10–16
Francis Escudero 2 1–2 2 2 2 1–2 2 1–3 2 3–4 1–3 5 1–2 3–4 1–2
Baldomero Falcone N/A 28 25–31 N/A 29–32 29–33 31–33 26–33 33 25–29 25–33 30–33 26–33 29–32 25–33
Richard Gordon 8 13–17 12 N/A 14 13-16 17 11–16 15 16–17 12–17 18 14–18 17 13–17
Edward Hagedorn 14 21–22 21 N/A 21–22 20–23 23 19–23 23 23 19–23 19 19–21 19 19–20
Gregorio Honasan 10–11 7–12 8 7 5–6 6–12 15 8–13 14 9 6–14 12–13 11–16 12 10–14
Risa Hontiveros-Baraquel N/A 17–18 18 N/A 18–19 18–19 18 17–18 16 18 16–18 17 12–17 16 14–18
Loren Legarda 1 1–2 1 1 1 1–2 1 1–3 1 1 1–2 1 1–2 1 1–2
Marwil Llasos N/A 28–32 31 N/A 33 29–33 31–33 29–33 30 25–29 25–33 30–33 26–33 29–32 26–33
Ernesto Maceda N/A 19–20 16 N/A 18–19 18–19 19 19–22 19 19 19–22 20 20–23 21 21–24
Jamby Madrigal 12 13–14 14 N/A 17 14–17 14 14–17 18 16–17 15–18 16 17–18 18 17–18
Mitos Magsaysay N/A 21–23 19 N/A 21–22 16–17 20–22 19–23 22 20–21 19–23 21 19–22 22 20–23
Ramon Magsaysay, Jr. N/A 14–17 15 N/A 16 16–17 16 16–18 17 13–14 13–18 14–15 12–17 14–15 11–17
Ramon Montaño N/A 23–29 25–26 N/A 25–27 25–28 26–27 25–31 26 25–29 25–32 25 25–32 25 25–33
Ricardo Penson N/A 25–31 29 N/A 29–32 29–33 28–30 26–33 29 25–29 25–33 27–29 26–33 29–32 26–33
Aquilino Pimentel III 4 5–8 6–7 5 5–6 4–12 5–6 4–12 12 5–7 4–10 7–8 6–12 8 8–13
Grace Poe 15 14–18 20 12 10–11 13–16 5–6 4–10 3 11 4–10 10–11 3–4 5 2–7
Christian Señeres N/A 30–32 31–32 N/A 29–32 29–33 31–33 27–33 32 30–32 29–33 30–33 28–33 33 26–33
Antonio Trillanes IV 13 8–12 11 11 10–11 4–12 8 9–15 7–8 8 4–12 10–11 4–10 10–11 9–14
Eddie Villanueva N/A N/A N/A N/A 23 20–23 20–22 20–23 21 22 20–23 23 19–22 20 19–21
Cynthia Villar 5 4–7 4 6 8–9 4–12 4 4–9 13 5–7 4–11 3–4 4–9 6–7 3–8
Juan Miguel Zubiri 9 8–12 9–10 8 7 6–12 11–12 11–16 10 15 11–16 14–15 10–16 14–15 13–17

Graph[edit]

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The result of each candidate's opinion poll (survey) result is denoted by a plot point, or a "period" (per.). The lines denote moving averages (mov. avg.) of the last three polls (each poll given equal weight) for each candidate; as pollsters may use different methodologies, it is invalid to plot each period from all pollsters as if it is a single series. Hence, a moving average is used to link all polls from all pollsters into one series. Some candidates may not appear on some polls, and these do not include candidates who are not on the final list but were included in other polls. The twelfth ranking candidate in each poll is denoted by a line, for easy reference.

Seats won[edit]

The first figure denotes the number of candidates from the party or coalition that made it to the top 12 in each survey; the figures inside the parenthesis are other candidates that made it within the margin of error. The figure of the party or coalition (except independents) the most seats is highlighted; those that outright win a majority of seats contested (7, if 12 seats will be contested) is italicized, while the party or coalition that outright wins a majority of seats in the Senate (13) is boldfaced.

Some of the totals might not add up as most slates have shared candidates.

Before the filing of certificates of candidacy[edit]

Pollster Date(s) administered Sample
size
Margin of
error
B-VNP LDP LP NP NPC PDP
Laban
PMP Ind.
2010 election May 10, 2010 38.1 million NA 0 0 3 2 1 0 2 1
Pulse Asia[1] Nov 10–23, 2011 1,200 ±3.0% 0 0 (1) 1 1 2 1 1 6 (1)
Pulse Asia[2] Feb 26–Mar 6, 2012 1,200 ±3.0% 0 0 1 (1) 1 2 1 1 5 (2)
April 4, 2012 The Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino and the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan announced that they will form the United Nationalist Alliance.[22]
Pulse Asia[3] May 20–26, 2012 1,200 ±3.0% 1 1 1 1 (1) 2 1 (1) 2 3 (1)
July 5, 2012 The Liberal Party announced they will form a united ticket with the Nacionalista Party and the Nationalist People's Coalition.[23]
SWS[4] Aug 24–27, 2012 1,200 ±3.0% 1 1 0 (2) 3 2 1 2 1 (1)
The Center[5] Aug 24–30, 2012 1,200 ±3.0% 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 4
Pulse Asia[6] Aug 31–Sept 7, 2012 1,200 ±3.0% 0 (1) 1 0 (1) 3 2 2 2 2 (1)
October 1, 2012 President Aquino presents the united ticket of the LP-Akbayan-NP-NPC-LDP coalition.[24]
October 4, 2012 The United Nationalist Alliance completes its slate with the announcement of Nancy Binay as its 12th candidate.[25]

After the filing of certificates of candidacy[edit]

  • Polls administered after October 5, 2010, the deadline for the filing of certificates of candidacies.
Pollster Date(s) administered Sample
size
Margin of
error
Parties Alliances
Ak-
bayan
LDP LP NP NPC PDP
Laban
UNA Ind. Others Maka-
bayan
Team PNoy SC UNA Others
October 5, 2012 Deadline of submitting candidacies.
StratPOLLS[7] Oct 8–17, 2012 300 <3%, >4% 0 1 1 2 (1) 2 1 4 1 (1) 0 4 5 (1) 2 5 0 (1)
Pulse Asia[8] Nov 23–29. 2012 1,200 ±3% 0 1 0 3 2 1 4 1 0 4 5 2 5 0
SWS[9] Nov 29–Dec 3, 2012 1,200 ±3% 0 0 (1) 0 3 2 1 5 1 0 4 4 (1) 2 6 0
January 7, 2013 United Nationalist Alliance releases its first TV advertisement.[26]
January 9, 2013 On the Senate funds controversy, Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile admits to giving "cash gifts" to all but four senators that are known critics of his.[27]
The Center[10] Jan 9–17, 2013 1,200 N/A 0 0 0 3 2 1 4 2 0 5 4 3 5 0
SWS/BW[11] Jan 17–19, 2013 1,200 ±3% 0 0 0 3 2 1 4 2 0 5 4 3 5 0
January 21−23, 2013 On the Senate funds controversy, Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile was retained as senate president in a virtual vote of confidence.[28] Two days later, he and Minority Floor Leader Alan Peter Cayetano engaged in a word war that turned personal.[29]
Pulse Asia[12] Jan 19–30, 2013 1,800 ±2% 0 1 0 3 2 1 4 1 0 4 5 2 5 0
January 28, 2013 United ticket of the Liberal Party, Nacionalista Party and the NPC is rebranded as "Team PNoy", and releases its first TV advertisement.[30]
February 12, 2013 Start of campaign period for the Senate election.
SWS[13] Feb 15–17, 2013 1,200 ±3% 0 1 1 (1) 3 1 (1) 1 3 2 0 5 6 (1) 3 3 (1) 0
February 21, 2013 United Nationalist Alliance drops Francis Escudero, Loren Legarda and Grace Poe as guest candidates.[31]
Pulse Asia[14] Feb 24–28, 2013 1,800 ±2% 0 0 (1) 1 3 2 1 3 (2) 2 0 5 8 (1) 4 (2) 0
March 1, 2013 A standoff between the Malaysian authorities and armed men claiming to be from the Sultanate of Sulu erupted into a military crisis that lasted for the rest of the month.[32]
StratPOLLS[15] Mar 8–13, 2013 1,200 ±3.5% 0 1 1 2 (1) 2 1 3 (1) 2 0 4 (1) 8 (1) 4 (1) 0
SWS[16] Mar 15–17, 2013 1,200 ±3% 0 1 1 (1) 3 1 (1) 1 3 2 0 5 9 (1) 3 (1) 0
March 20, 2013 The parents of actress Heart Evangelista held a press conference to announce their disapproval of their daughter's relationship with Senator Francis Escudero.[33]
Pulse Asia[17] Mar 16–20, 2013 1,800 ±2% 0 1 1 3 1 (1) 1 3 (2) 2 0 5 9 3 (3) 0
March 30, 2013 Start of campaign period for local positions. As this was a Good Friday, campaigning in earnest was not allowed to start until March 31.
SWS[18] Apr 13–15, 2013 1,800 ±2% 0 1 1 (1) 3 2 1 3 (1) 2 0 5 9 (1) 4 (1) 0
Pulse Asia[19] April 20–22, 2013 1,800 ±2% 0 (1) 1 1 (1) 3 1 (1) 1 3 (1) 2 0 5 9 (2) 3 (2) 0
SWS[20] May 2–3, 2013 2,400 ±2% 0 1 1 (1) 3 1 (1) 1 3 (1) 2 0 6 9 (1) 3 (2) 0
Pulse Asia[21] May 10–11, 2013 1,800 ±2% 0 1 1 (1) 3 1 (1) 1 3 2 0 5 9 (1) 3 (1) 0

Composition of the Senate[edit]

The first figure denotes the number of candidates from the party or coalition that made it to the top 12 in each survey; the figures inside the parenthesis are other candidates that made it within the margin of error. The figure of the party or coalition (except independents) that has the most seats is highlighted; those that outright wins a majority of seats in the Senate (13) is boldfaced.

These are polls administered after October 5, 2010, the deadline for the filing of certificates of candidacies.

Overview[edit]

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
Before
election
Senate bloc Minority bloc Majority bloc Min
Party ‡^
Coalition Team PNoy (guest) UNA Unaffiliated
After
election
Senate bloc
Party ‡^  
Coalition Team PNoy Seats up UNA Unaffiliated

Key:

  • ‡ Seats up
  • ‡^ Vacant seat up
  • * Gained by a party from another party
  • √ Held by the incumbent
  • + Held by the same party with a new senator

Polls[edit]

Pollster Date(s) administered Sample
size
Margin of
error
Parties Alliances
Ak-
bayan
LDP LP NP NPC PDP
Laban
UNA Ind. Others Maka-
bayan
Team PNoy UNA Others
Current 0 1 4 5 2 2 3 2 4 4 14 3 6
October 5, 2012 Deadline of submitting candidacies.
StratPOLLS[7] Oct 8–17, 2012 300 <3%, >4% 0 1 4 4 (1) 3 2 6 1 (1) 3 4 13 (1) 9 4
Pulse Asia[8] Nov 23–29. 2012 1,200 ±3% 0 1 3 5 3 2 6 1 3 4 13 9 4
SWS[9] Nov 29–Dec 3, 2012 1,200 ±3% 0 0 (1) 3 5 3 2 7 1 3 4 12 (1) 10 4
January 7, 2013 United Nationalist Alliance releases its first TV advertisement.[26]
The Center[10] Jan 9–17, 2013 1,200 NA 0 0 3 5 3 2 6 2 3 5 13 10 4
SWS[11] Jan 17–19, 2013 1,200 ±3% 0 0 3 5 3 2 6 2 3 5 13 10 4
Pulse Asia[12] Jan 19–30, 2012 1,800 ±2% 0 1 3 5 3 2 6 1 3 4 13 9 4
January 28, 2013 United ticket of the Liberal Party, Nacionalista Party and the NPC is rebranded as "Team PNoy", and releases its first TV advertisement.[30]
February 12, 2013 Start of campaign period for the Senate election.
SWS[13] Feb 15–17, 2013 1,200 ±3% 0 1 4 5 2 2 5 2 3 5 15 (1) 8 (1) 4
February 21, 2013 United Nationalist Alliance drops Francis Escudero, Loren Legarda and Grace Poe as guest candidates.[31]
Pulse Asia[14] Feb 24–28, 2013 1,800 ±2% 0 0 (1) 4 5 3 2 5 (2) 2 3 5 14 (1) 6 (2) 4
StratPOLLS[15] Mar 8–13, 2013 1,200 ±3.5% 0 1 4 4 (1) 3 2 5 (1) 2 3 4 (1) 14 (1) 6 (1) 4
SWS[16] Mar 15–17, 2013 1,200 ±3% 0 1 4 5 2 2 5 2 3 5 15 (1) 5 (1) 4
Pulse Asia[17] Mar 16–20, 2013 1,800 ±2% 0 1 4 5 2 (1) 2 5 (2) 2 3 5 15 5 (3) 4
March 30, 2013 Start of campaign period for local positions. As this was a Good Friday, campaigning in earnest was not allowed to start until March 31.
SWS[18] Apr 13–15, 2013 1,800 ±2% 0 1 4 5 3 2 5 2 3 5 15 (1) 6 (1) 4
Pulse Asia[19] Apr 20–22, 2013 1,800 ±2% 0 (1) 1 4 (1) 5 2 (1) 2 5 (1) 2 3 5 15 (2) 5 (2) 4
SWS[20] May 2–3, 2013 2,400 ±2% 0 1 4 (1) 5 2 (1) 2 5 (1) 2 3 5 15 (1) 5 (2) 4
Pulse Asia[21] May 10–11, 2013 1,800 ±2% 0 1 4 (1) 5 2 (1) 2 5 2 3 5 15 (1) 5 (1) 4

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