Jerry Treñas leading by a wide margin in six mayoral surveys


Rep. Jerry Treñas will likely win Iloilo City’s mayoral post in the May 13 elections if the six surveys from March 2018 to February 2019 were to believe, Panay News reported.

According to the survey firms Random Access Consultants, Inc and Manila-based Accu Poll, the lawmaker was the most preferred candidate for mayor.

In RACI’s March 16 to 18, 2018 survey, Treñas received 63.7 percent while reelectionist Mayor Jose “Joe” Espinosa III only got 24.7 percent.

Treñas still topped its July 27 to 29, 2019 survey, with 62.2 percent. Espinosa, on one hand, scored 29.5 percent.

The third RACI survey conducted from September 14 to 16, 2018 gave Treñas 60.2 percent; Espinosa, 27.3 percent; and Dr. Pacita Gonzalez, 10.3 percent.

In the November 24 to 25, 2018 poll, 58 percent of the respondents named Treñas as their choice to lead the city, while Espinosa and Gonzalez received 28.3 percent and 9.5 percent, respectively.

Treñas earned 59 percent in the fifth survey by Accu-Poll in December 2018. Espinosa slid to 21 percent while Gonzalez to seven percent.

The latest RACI survey showed that 64.2 percent of Ilonggos picked Treñas as the next mayor, while Espinosa and Gonzalez continued to trail behind, with 23.3 percent and 7.8 percent.

Other candidates vying to become mayor are Steve Abitang, Mel Carreon, Rudy Bantolo, and Efren Gimeo.