MANILA, Philippines - Being the daughter of the country's late Action King Fernando Poe Jnr has proven to be a boon for senatorial candidate Grace Poe-Llamanzares.
Llamanzares is now tied with Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV at 10th-11th places in the latest Social Weather Stations pre-election survey.
"Unang-una yung apelyido. Kahit naman sinong Pilipino tanungin mo pag sinabing Poe kilala yan dahil kay FPJ," said political analyst Popoy de Vera.
Another plus for Poe are her achievements at the MTRCB. De Vera said the latest SWS survey shows the power of name recall and media visibility in the electoral race.
Three re-electionists are still leading the latest SWS survey on the 2013 senatorial race.
They are Loren Legarda, Francis Escudero and Alan Peter Cayetano.
At 4th place is JV Ejercito, followed by two other re-electionists Gringo Honasan and Koko Pimentel.
At 7th place is former senator Juan Miguel Zubiri followed by Cynthia Villar and Jack Enrile.
At 10th and 11th are Poe and Trillanes while Nancy Binay completes the Magic 12.
Mornings@ANC, January 29, 2013