RE: Why not a survey of the issues?

By Pompeyo S. Pedroche, reader

Posted at Apr 28 2010 04:28 PM | Updated as of Apr 29 2010 12:28 AM

These political surveys have been making a mockery of the voters. In stead of helping people make a better choice of the candidates, they are only ranking personalities in lieu of issues. Surveys delve only on personalities not issues, not people’s fear and concerns.
These survey firms ask only the “who” will you vote but don’t ever ask the more important “Why”? For instance, what do people consider their priorities in the most important issues in this election? Did our civic-minded businessmen ever bother to know why the respondents will vote for Villar, for Aquino, or for Erap?
How about the issue on poverty, injustice, corruption, the Maguindanao massacre, and GMA’s post presidential politics? All these are important issues, but a survey will divulge which issues are their priorities. There ought to be a survey of the opinions of the electorate and rank their priorities, in stead of rank their candidates. Such a survey is less controversial yet is more important not only to voters but also to the candidates.
Pompeyo S. Pedroche
New Jersey, USA