Pulse Asia is impervious to political pressure — researcher

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MANILA, Philippines –A chief research fellow of Pulse Asia on Thursday maintained that their subscribers cannot control the results of their election surveys.

Dr. Ana Maria Tabunda told Radyo Inquirer 990AM in an interview that although they had subscribers, the results of Pulse Asia’s election surveys cannot be influenced by warring political parties.

She admitted that political coalitions, government agencies and even corporate boards subscribed to their surveys and had access to “in depth analysis of the results.”

Pulse Asia alone had a large number of subscribers, too many that it was impossible for any of them to gain control of how the research would go, said Tabunda.

And should any of those groups try to influence the surveys, she said that they tell these groups to “keep their money; we will still release the results.”

Every survey conducted had 1,800 respondents determined through random sampling, she said.

Respondents are asked to list the senatorial candidates they were likely to vote for as if it were Election Day.

For more of the interview, listen to the sound clip from Radyo Inquirer 990AM.

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3GHRLDIOQBDNBI54IPJMWFP45A Johnny

    I wasn’t born yesterday. Maniniwala lang ako kung walang bayad survey at saka may credible third party na nagau-audit sa Pulse Asia & SWS.

  • basyong

    leave false asia alone.whatever the result will be will always be false.better stop the whole conspiracy of trending winners .there ought to be a law on this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AX7A65HBPOATKIEDV77LOLRVUM Colokoy

    pera2 lng yan, 2000/50,000,000.00 is just .004%

  • disqus_EWrSdjV1nv

    now this is a lie.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5UOZM4PWIDKO7G64HL3PPMXUTM Constantine

    Pulse Asia and SWS survey results are only credible to UNA if majority of the winning candidates belong to them. Otherwise, hindi na totoo. That’s how the weird Tiangco, Enrile and Binay interpret any survey result. Pag talo sila mali yan pag panalo sila aba e biglang tama na ang survey! Bistado na kayong mga taga UNA!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5UOZM4PWIDKO7G64HL3PPMXUTM Constantine

    Pulse Asia and SWS are already institutions. They can no longer be bought by Peping Cojuangco and Boy Saycon!

  • JOSE RIZAL

    nobody believes except the paying candidates

  • boybakal

    I really don’t believe this survey survey.
    The only survey I know of are the surveyors or Geodetic Engineers.
    They are correct and precise, they have maps to prove it at may muhon pa.
    Pulse surveys are imaginary easily manipulated as dagdag bawas.

    Pulse survey is tentative, Heart survey is precise at least comes from the heart.

  • julieboy

    Political surveys are a lot of crap and BS..How many people do they survey 1thou + people,where is the survey done,who funded the survey?????its doesnt even give any semblance of accuracy,it just conditions the minds of the uneducated and voters who dont think but wait for mannah from heaven..They should have a law against surveys,lokohan lang sa tao bayan..Surveys dont make a candidate win,its the votes the make the candidate win.Dont believe in surveys,its all self serving.

  • http://z6.invisionfree.com/flipzi Flipzi

    POLL SURVEY, manipulated or not, influenced by money or otherwise, is ruining the principle of fair and honest election since the surveys affects the decision-making process of the voters.

    Pulse Asia and SWS are doing injustice to the nation that is trying to heal itself through electing the genuine leaders for the masses.

    If Pulse Asia and SWS wanted to really help the nation they should not make public the results and simply publish it after the elections.

    What they can work on is to survey what the voters would like these new leaders to do for the country. As well as what are the qualities they look for in a candidate and what are the main problems they want these new leaders to focus on.

    For more about the MANIPULATED SURVEYS, please Google this;

     “Deceitful Pre-Election Pulsing FLIPZI”

  • Dancing Bear

    While campaigning for a certain presidential candidate in 2010. I often encountered this statement in one form or another: “Doon na lang ako kay Aquino, siguradong panalo” – effect of the survey. And also a variant….”Dati gusto ko kay Villar, pero Aquino na lang kasi mataas na sya sa survey”. But one thing the pollsters never got right though, the dark horse emergence of Erap during the actual vote tally, but in the polls he was never more closer to 3rd than 4th place. So there must be some flaw with their math. But they’ll always justify that anyway. I doubt their sampling sources though. But to say that those who pay for their services has no undue influence is like telling me that sea water is salty. If true, it doesn’t mean to say that their survey doesn’t influence the decision making of the voters either.

    I’m for the solution raised by Honasan regarding the poll taking during elections.

  • Sandy Bulet

    Okay lets try their game.  NANINIWALA BA KAYO SA MGA SURVEY O HINDI?

  • JasonBieber

    It is hard to trust Philippine surveys just as much as it is hard to trust the Philippine elections.

    The PCOS machines don’t work properly and the same can probably be said about surveys being done by agencies who depend on making a profit to sustain themselves.

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