Binay is top endorser for 2013 polls: survey

By Lynda Jumilla, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 16 2012 09:16 PM | Updated as of Apr 17 2012 09:13 PM

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MANILA, Philippines - A Pulse Asia survey reveals Vice-President Jejomar Binay is the top endorser for senatorial positions in the 2013 elections.

The survey conducted February 26 to March 9, 2012 reveals that 73% or 7 out of 10 respondents said they would vote for senatorial candidates endorsed by Binay.

Binay is top endorser for 2013 polls: survey 1
Twenty percent, however, said they would not vote for candidates endorsed by the vice-president.

Dr. Ana Maria Tabunda, Pulse Asia chief research fellow, said Binay’s numbers were not surprising.

“Sa ngayon, siya rin ang pinakamataas ang trust rating. Siya rin ang pinakamataas na approval rating so hindi naman nakakagulat,” she said.

The same survey showed 66% of Filipinos would vote for candidates endorsed by President Aquino, compared to 25% who said they would not.

Fifty-one percent of respondents said they would vote for candidates endorsed by former President Joseph Estrada, while 39% or 4 out of 10 respondents said they would not.

Only 7% or less than 1 in 10 said they would vote for candidates endorsed by former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo; a whopping 82% said they would not.

Meanwhile, 57% of survey respondents said they would vote for senatorial candidates carried by their own churches or religious groups.

Tabunda said the endorsements of Aquino and Binay will not work on just about any candidate.

“Baka ang basic assumption nila diyan, nagmamatch ang personality nung nag-e-endorse at saka nung kandidato…kailangan makita ng ating publiko na meron namang ugnayan talaga,” she said.

Tabunda said a mismatch between endorser and candidate may render the support not only ineffective but bad for both parties.