MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – It’s day 21 — before the May 9, 2016 Philippine presidential elections. You have seen poll after poll. For those who didn’t like the poll results, they cried “rigged,” “unfair,” or “misleading.”
Well, let’s settle it once and for all.
Participate in this presidential poll by The Adobo Chronicles. Let’s see what the real deal is. One person, one vote.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – According to a recent survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS), about 61% of 1,200 respondents are satisfied with the overall performance of the Aquino administration.
This is its highest rating since June 2014. 23% of respondents said they were not satisfied, while the remaining 16% were undecided. Months away from the May elections, the figures reflected a +39 net satisfaction rating in the last quarter of 2015 from +37 in the 3rd quarter. The government got “good” net satisfaction ratings on 4 issues – helping the poor, foreign relations, promoting welfare of migrant workers, and defending territory.
The Adobo Chronicles analyzed the survey results to fact check against what the Philippines is actually experiencing.
The survey results don’t seem to match up with what’s happening in the country: the poor are getting poorer, foreign relations is dismal, the welfare of migrant workers is far from satisfactory and the Philippines’ defense of its territory (especially against China) is weak.
Perhaps the Commission on Audit should review, and issue an opinion on, the survey.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – Yesterday, we reported that according to a soon-to-be-released national poll by the Social Weather Networks (SWS), there is a four-way tie among declared and potential 2016 presidential candidates Grace Poe, Mar Roxas, Jojo Binay and Rodrigo Duterte.
To confirm the poll results, we conducted our own informal survey among our readers.
Lo and behold, we have a significantly different result.
Duterte, the candidate that has not officially declared his presidential bid, topped our survey with an overhwelming 48% of the votes — 26 (22%) and 29 (19%) points ahead of Roxas and Poe, respectively. Vice President was dead last at 11%.
With a margin of error of plus or minus 3%, Roxas and Poe are in a statistical tie.
Will Duterte now change his mind and finally declare his run for the presidency?