Disqualification cases vs. Poe affect surveys

By , on December 8, 2015

Senator Grace Poe (Photo from Poe's official Facebook page)
Senator Grace Poe (Photo from Poe’s official Facebook page)

MANILA – Senator and 2016 presidential candidate Grace Poe said on Monday that the disqualification cases filed against her might affect her ratings in the recent survey of voters’ choice for president.

“My disqualification cases will be the major reason of affecting my survey standings, since the interest of people were focused on my cases during the past few months,” said Poe.

She also said that with her disqualification cases, her plans for her countrymen were not given proper attention.

Due to her legal questions on  her residency and citizenship, Poe’s voters were unsure if she would still run in the presidential polls.

“Despite of the cases filed against me, I will go on and continue my fight. The rule of law shall be respected and must be upheld. With the process of appeal, we believe that we have strong legal basis to stand on,” she said.

In the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey, showed that Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is knocking over Poe, who was he perennial leader in previous surveys, from the top spot.

The SWS poll conducted on Nov. 26-28 nationwide, shows that 38 percent of the voters favors to Duterte, while Poe and Vice President Jejomar Binary tied with 21 percent each. Former DILG Secretary Mar Roxas got 15 percent, while Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago got 4 percent.