Poe vows no ‘letup’ in campaign
Presidential candidate Senator Grace Poe promised no “letup” in her efforts to explain to the public her platforms of government, following a new survey showing her statistically tied with rival Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte.
“Once again, with humility and gratitude, we thank the Filipino people for getting us to the top of the latest Pulse Asia survey,” Poe said in a statement on Tuesday.
“We owe it to them for making their voices heard on their choice for the next president,” she said.
In the latest Pulse Asia survey commissioned by ABS-CBN, Poe maintained her lead with 26 percent, closely followed by Duterte with 25 percent.
Both Poe and Duterte are considered statistically tied since the survey, conducted from March 8 to 13 among 4,000 respondents nationwide, had a plus or minus 1.5 percent margin of error.
“With about a month and a half remaining in the campaign period, there will be no letup in our efforts to get to the people to explain what ‘Gobyernong May Puso (government with a heart)’ can do for them,” Poe said.
“We will be steadfast in connecting with the people and earning the highest mandate come May 9,” she added.
Vice President Jejomar Binay ranked third with 22 percent, followed by administration’s bet, former Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II with 20 percent and Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago with 3 percent.
The survey was conducted after the Supreme Court’s (SC) controversial decision allowing Poe to run for president in May elections despite questions on her citizenship and residency.
The SC rules that Poe is a natural-born Filipino and has complied with the 10-year residency requirement of the law.
READ: SC: Poe a natural-born Filipino citizen, PH resident for 10 years
Poe’s spokesman, Valenzuela Mayor Rex Gatchalian, said the lady senator was thankful to the Filipino people who continue to stand by her despite all the “left-handed” attacks being thrown her way.
“The trust and support of our voting public continues to serve as inspiration to Sen. Poe. She will remain focused and steadfast in pushing for her platform of governance that is anchored on Gobyernong may Puso,” Gatchalian said in a separate statement.
“As the local campaign starts, Sen. Poe is confident that her supporters running for various local positions will help her detail her message to the voting public. As in all surveys, we will use the data as guide for our next campaign moves,” the spokesman added. RAM
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