50% prefer Noynoy in vote-rich Luzon areas: SWS survey
By Ricky Carandang, ANC and Isagani de Castro Jr., abs-cbnNEWS.com/Newsbreak |
Manila - One out of every two voters in vote-rich areas of Luzon would have chosen Sen. Benigno 'Noynoy' Aquino III if presidential elections were held in early September 2009, according to a Special Survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) obtained by ANC and abs-cbnNEWS.com/Newsbreak.
Aquino was preferred by 50% of 1,200 respondents from a pre-selected list of five names that also included ertswhile survey leaders Sen. Manuel "Manny" Villar Jr., former President Joseph Estrada, Senator Francis 'Chiz' Escudero and Vice President Noli de Castro.
Villar, Estrada, and Escudero were statistically tied with 14%, 13%, and 12%, respectively. De Castro was preferred by 7% of respondents.
Ang mga sinali sa survey na ito ay ang NCR, Pangasinan, Region III at Region IV-A. Sometime ago, I predicted that Aquino will get close to 50% sa survey as soon as he announces his entry into the presidential race. Kahit sabihin pa natin na Luzon lang ang coverage ng survey na ito, sa palagay ko indicator na ito ng political sentiment ng mga Filipino nationwide.
Fourth prediction ko na ito na nagkatotoo na. I am beginning to scare myself. But like I've said before, I am not a prophet o may active dead zone o psychic. Binabasa ko lang ang buga ng political wind dito sa ating bayan.
Huwag sana magkamali magpa-draft si Gov. Vilma Santos-Recto sa Ruling Party as VP candidate. Matatalo siya. Kung may name recognition at fan base siya, lalo na si Kris Aquino at Korina Sanchez. At lalo na pag nagkampanya pa si Sharon Cuneta-Pangilinan for the Aquino-Roxas ticket ng Liberal Party.