Roxas hopes for change in fortune in next Pulse Asia poll
The administration’s presidential bet and former Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II is not bothered by his fourth place standing in the latest Pulse Asia presidential preference survey.
Roxas downplayed the results of the Pulse Asia survey, which showed Vice President Jejomar Binay as the top choice for president, as erratic.
“Tulad ng parati kong sinasabi, ang pinakaimportante ay ang survey sa Mayo, sa botohan mismo. Nakita natin na magulo pa ito: noong isang buwan, si Grace ang una. Noong isang linggo, si Duterte. Ngayon naman, si Binay. Baka sa susunod, tayo na,” Roxas said in a statement.
(Just like what I always say, the most important survey will take place in May, on election day. We saw that the results are still volatile: last month, Grace [Poe] was leading. Then last week, it was [Rodrigo] Duterte. Now, it is [Jejomar] Binay. Maybe next time, it will be us who will lead the survey.)
He said that he will continue to work hard to attain his vision of continuing the “Straight Path” governance of President Benigno Aquino III.
“Ang mahalaga para sa atin, malinis ang ating record, malinaw ang ating plataporma at kung saan natin gustong dalhin ang bansa, at matibay ang ebidensiya ng benepisyo ng Daang Matuwid. Tuloy lang ang trabaho natin,” the administration bet said.
(What is important for us is to show that we have a clean record, a clear platform and vision of where we want to lead the country, and strong evidence of the benefits which can be gained from Daang Matuwid. We will continue our work.)
The results of the survey, which was conducted from Dec. 5 to 11, showed Roxas only gaining the votes of 17 percent of the respondents. He is 16 points behind current poll leader Binay. CDG
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