Team PNoy warned: Lead in surveys may not hold


Sen. Sergio Osmeña III. FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Sergio Osmena III warned colleagues in the administration that the dominance of Team PNoy candidates in the surveys may not hold until the election on May 13.

The senator gave the warning as some candidates and their supporters in the Liberal Party-backed coalition gloated over the Social Weather Station’s report that nine of the 12 Team PNoy senatorial bets would be in the Top 12 of the Senate race.

This was shortly followed by a subsequent announcement from Pulse Asia saying eight of the 12 Team PNoy candidates are likely to make it in the winning circle.

“When you take a survey, it’s like saying that when the election is held today, how would we vote? But it’s not accurate of the May elections, only as of today…Anything can happen…No one can say with any degree of confidence that the (current) ratios would be it,” Osmena said at the Kapihan sa Senado Thursday morning.

The senator pointed out specifically the closeness of the statistical scores of some candidates, making it very possible for them to edge out each other when election day comes.

A cursory check with Pulse Asia scores for example, showed Cagayan Representative jack Enrile at No. 11 with 36.6 percent while reelectionist Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is at No. 12 with 36.1 percent.

San Juan Rep. Juan Victor “JV” Estrada at No. 5 has 43.8 percent while No. 6, Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino is not far behind with 43.2 percent. Nancy Binay at No. 7 has 42.5 percent while Grace Poe at No. 8 has 42.1 percent.

Osmena said the very small discrepancies could mean the rankings were still likely to change the candidates’ positions in the future.

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  • Jun Manacsa

    Kaya nga the “ranking” is expressed in range (3-5, 11-15)… but in a relatively immature voting population like the Philippines, survey tends to provide a bandwagon effect, so kung may changes man this coming election, it would be very minimal…

  • billy gunner

    electioneering while the sabah crisis is at its peak! that’s the president’s noynoying legacy! oh and it will pass on from generation to generation! lol

  • Colokoy

    mind conditioning, iyan na ang naka program sa PCOS..


    wag na lang bumoto. puro sama lang ng loob ang ihahatid sa iyong tahanan ng mga taong iyan. at dadambungin pa ang kayamanan ng bansa at ibebenta pa ng bargain ang mga kababayan sa mga negosyanteng intsik. lalong palalawigin ang pagpapa alipin ng mga ofw para may magsupply ng kanilang dadambungin.

  • Apolinario

    The survey was done during the last two weeks of February. Definitely the people are still just guessing whom to vote for so a lot of changes will be available up to the time of voting.



  • Weder-Weder Lang

    After bragging of a 12-0 win by LP, a disclaimer is in order. Everybody knows how unpredictable survey results are, just as unpredictable as public sentiment. One thing is clear though. When it comes to winning a seat in the senate, nothing beats a propaganda movie. Serge Osmena III won his senate seat in 1995 because of a campaign movie launched on his behalf by ABS-CBN called “Eskapo”. The movie was riddled with historical inaccuracies but good enough to fool the masses and land Serge in the senate. His loyalty has forever remained with the Lopezes and not the Filipino people. These days, the masses are a lot smarter and a propaganda film may not work as well. Even electoral sabotage or electronic cheating may not be 100% successful considering how much criticisms Mr. Brillantes is getting for being secretive about the flaws of his PCOS machines. More importantly, the Sabah standoff and the death toll will take a toll on the ratings of LP. You ain’t seen it all just yet, says UNA deputy spokesperson Mr. Gatchalian.

  • Albin

    Do NOT Vote for: Trillanes, Jack Enrile, Bum Aquino, Nancy Binay, Hontiveros, JV Estrada.

  • Johnny

    Pulse Asia & SWS iisa lang may-ari niyan at parehas na bayarang survey. I-research or google lang ninyo.

  • JasonBieber

    The list of candidates seems like a list of people who once elected will only care for themselves and their respective party groups. If Team PNoy wins majority then it will seem that they will just follow their leader PNoy and continue to attack GMA while forgetting to uplift the poverty stricken Filipinos.

  • CeeJay

    Wala ng ginawa ang UNA kundi ang manira imbes na isipin kung ano ang magagawa nila pra  sa ikabubuti bansa.Hindi na ako magtataka kung bakit kulelat sila sa survey

  • Andrea

            Kahit sino pang maupong administrasyon hindi nakukuntento ang mga pilipino,parati na lang sinasabing mahirap pa rin tayo,paano uunlad kung mismong tayo hindi natin tinutulugan ang sarili natin.

  • Ren

                oo nga malayo pa ang eleksyon,kung ano ang resulta ng survey ngayon ay pwede pang mabago,pero tulad nga ng sinabi ni bam,”work hard and stay on the message”.E ang UNA they work hard para siraan ang mga kalaban.

  • Jordan

        Malinaw naman na bitter lang ang una,tsktsk..

  • Cristy

          i believe in liberal party’s daang matuwid advocacy ang punong hitik sa bunga binabato,yan ang nangyayari sa kanila ngayon.

  • Melvin

    Pwede pang magbago yan. Anong malay natin baka lalong pang lumaki ang lamang ng Team Pnoy sa Team UNA… Malaking posibilidad yan, di ba?

  • speaksoftlylove

    Ang alam kung 12-0 yong number of casualties sa Sabah nang unang nilusob patraydor ng mga malisyans yong tropa ni Kiram habang nagradio interview si Raja Muda. Meron ding operation dagdag bawas yang mga malisyan akala nyo kayo lang marunong?

  • disqusted0fu

    Who do they conduct these surveys to? I wouldn’t be surprised if they conduct it to the workers of the Cojuangco clan in Hacienda Luisita. Speaking of surveys, it seems awfully quiet these days on the ratings of Pnoy. It must have gone way down because of the mishandling of the Sabah crisis.

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