Journal Online – Bongbong thankful for surge in poll rating
By Bernadette Tamayo | Journal Online
Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has expressed elation over the latest Pulse Asia survey showing him surging in the poll on vice presidential bets with a 13 percent increase in his rating.
From just 10 percent in the September Pulse Asia survey, Marcos’ rating increased to 23 percent in the latest survey conducted between December 4 to 11 with 1,800 respondents nationwide with a margin of error of plus or minus two percentage points.
Although still in second place, Marcos managed to trim down the 19 percent lead of the vice presidential frontrunner to just six points.
“I am deeply grateful for the latest survey results showing a 13 percent increase in my rating for the vice presidency. I am honored and humbled by the continued support of our countrymen,” said Marcos.
But he cautioned that surveys, while a good indication of voters’ preference at a given period, should just be taken as they are – surveys.
He said the real survey will happen in the May 2016 elections when the leaders are chosen by the Filipino people.
“Whatever the results, the Pulse Asia survey and other survey firms’ results will be, these will inspire me to work harder in the coming months to effect the change every Filipino aspires for and deserves. Tayo ang bukas,” he said.
In the Pulse Asia survey, Marcos enjoyed the support of Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon with 28 percent and 26 percent, respectively. He was also one of the top choices in Class ABC with 20 percent and Class E with 20 percent.