Failing to regain lead, Binay loses trust in surveys | Inquirer News

Failing to regain lead, Binay loses trust in surveys

/ 04:29 PM May 04, 2016


Vice President Jejomar Binay. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Vice President Jejomar Binay on Wednesday said he no longer believes in surveys, especially since he still failed to regain his lost lead five days before the May 9 national polls.

In an interview in Cauayan, Isabela where he took his campaign sortie, Binay said his declining rating in the surveys is a far cry from the situation on the ground where he claimed to have received warm response from his supporters.


He cited his campaign sorties in Aklan, Antique, and even in Capiz, the hometown of his political nemesis Liberal Party standard-bearer Manuel “Mar” Roxas II.


“Di na ako nagtitingin sa mga survey-survey. Kasi lalo lang lumalaki ang hindi ko pagtitiwala at maniwala sa survey-survey,” Binay said.

(I don’t look at survey anymore. My trust in surveys is vanishing.)

“Kahapon andun ako sa teritoryo ni Mr. (Roxas), teritoryo niya yun, nagpunta ako sa Capiz. Napakainit ng pagtanggap sa amin ni Sen. (Manny) Pacquiao. Nagpunta kami sa Antique, nagpunta kami sa Aklan. Same,” he added.

(Yesterday, I took my campaign to Mr. Roxas’ bailiwick, Capiz. Sen. Pacquiao and I received a warm welcome. We went to Antique and Aklan and it was the same.)

Binay on Wednesdsay took his campaign sortie to Isabela, where he traced his Ibanag roots through his mother who was born in Cabagan.

According to the latest Pulse Asia survey conducted from April 26 to 29, Binay only placed fourth with 17 percent, down one percent from the previous survey conducted from April 19 to 24.



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Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte meanwhile retained his lead at 33 percent among 4,000 respondents, followed by administration candidate Roxas and erstwhile frontrunner Sen. Grace Poe who are in a statistical tie at 22 percent and 21 percent, respectively.

Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago only got two percent.

The said survey has a margin of error of plus-or-minus 1.5 percentage points.

Binay used to lead in the surveys, until the corruption allegations caught up with him when the Office of the Ombudsman indicted him for malversation, graft and falsification of public documents over the alleged rigging of the Makati car park building when he was mayor. RAM


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