MANILA—Presidential hopeful Rodrigo Duterte remains unfazed of surveys, with the latest Social Weather Station (SWS) results placing him at a distant fourth.
“At the end of the day, I will be your last card,” said Duterte, PDP-Laban’s standard bearer.
When asked whether he sees survey results as a reflection of the reception he is getting from his supporters on the ground, Duterte said: “Maybe by the standards of the survey companies.”
“I do not question survey companies. But you are not there until you are there. That has always been the rule in the elections. You are not there until you are there,” he said.
“Let the campaign remain that way,” he said. “Let the people decide.”
The political agenda of Duterte is largely anchored on fighting corruption, criminality, and illegal drugs.
In the latest SWS survey, independent presidential candidate Sen. Grace Poe in at the lead with 27 percent followed by UNA standard bearer Vice President Jejomar “Jojo” Binay with 24.
Third was Liberal Party bet Manuel “Mar” Roxas with 22, followed by Duterte with 21.
At the tailend was PRP presidential bet Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago with four percent.