Administration party Nationalist People's Coalition Grupo Progreso candidates dominated the latest poll survey conducted by Manila-based Vox Populi recently, a press release from the group said.
The poll survey conducted on selected urban barangays around the city from April 11 to 15, 2013 involving 1,200 respondents' showed NPC-GP congressional candidate Evelio Leonardia, mayoralty candidate Jude Thaddeus Sayson and vice mayoralty candidate Greg Gasataya leading over their rivals for the coming May 2013 midterm polls, it said.
For the congressional race, Leonardia got 45 percent of the total votes and his nearest rival Bacolod Rep. Anthony Golez got 30 percent while another contender former councilor Lyndon Caña got 18 percent with seven percent still undecided, the release said.
Sayson got 53 percent of the respondent while former congressman Monico Puentevella tallied 44 percent for the mayoralty race, while 3 percent of the respondents were undecided, it said.
For the vice mayoralty post, Greg Gasataya got 38 percent, former vice mayor Renecito Novero garnered 31 percent and businessman Vladimir Gonzales got 27 percent, while 4 percent were undecided, the release added.
For the city council post, majority of the incumbent city councilors landed in the top twelve with NPC-GP candidate Bobby Rojas getting the biggest slice of the respondents, the release said.
Rojas got 44 percent followed by Councilor Em Legaspi Ang with 43 percent, Councilor Caesar Distrito with 42 percent; Councilor Archie Baribar - 41 percent; Councilor El Cid Familiaran- 40 percent; Councilor Carl Lopez - 40 percent; former councilor Alex Paglumutan also with 40 percent;
Councilor Mona Dia Jardin got 39 percent, youth leader Israel Salanga - 37 percent; Migs Estrella-36 percent; Councilor Elmer Sy-35 percent; architect Prospero Leonardia - 35 percent; former CENECO president Ed Guillem-34 percent; former councilor Jocelle Batapa-Sigue-33 percent; businessman Chito Jalandoni-33 percent; former councilor Wilson Gamboa Jr.-30 percent; businessman Bong Dilag- 27 percent and Claude Puentevella - 27 percent.*