‘History repeats itself’: Confident Binay sees victory in presidential polls
Vice President Jejomar Binay on Friday expressed confidence that he will be the next president of the Republic of the Philippines following the latest Pulse Asia survey results which showed him in the lead with Sen. Grace Poe.
In an interview during his campaign sortie in Meycauayan, Bulacan, Binay said history would repeat itself and propel him as the next president, after winning as vice president in 2010.
He said he expects his ratings to pick up in the last few weeks before the upcoming elections on May 9, the same way it did in the last few weeks before the May 2010 elections.
“Tumaas ako dahil sa talagang naniniwala na ho ang ating maraming mga kababayan na ako ang karapat-dapat na maging pangulo ng ating bansa,” Binay said.
(My survey ratings increased because many of our fellow Filipinos believe that I should be the next president of our country.)
“Historically, ganoon din ang nangyari noon. Umariba ako sa last two months, lalung-lalo na sa last two weeks. I think history is going to be repeated,” he added.
(Historically, it happened before. My ratings surged in the last two months (before elections), especially in the last two weeks. I think history is going to be repeated.)
According to the latest Pulse Asia poll survey conducted from Feb. 15 to 20, Binay shared the top spot with independent presidential candidate Poe.
Binay gained two percentage points to 25 percent from his previous score of 23 percent in January, while Poe shed four points to 26 percent from her previous score of 30 percent.
Binay and Poe were statistically tied in the survey.
Tied in second place were Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Liberal Party standard-bearer Manuel “Mar” Roxas II, who both gained one percentage point to 21 percent.
Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago only got three percent of respondents, shedding one percentage point.
The said survey was conducted among a sample of 1,800 registered voters as respondents. It had a margin of error of ±2%. RAM
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