(UPDATE 3 – 9:52 pm) Once again, Liberal Party standard-bearer Senator Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Aquino III has topped a nationwide survey, with almost half of the respondents saying they will vote form him as president.
Results of the December 5 to 10 survey conducted by pollster Social Weather Stations (SWS) showed that 46 percent of 2,100 respondents had chosen Aquino. The same survey also showed Aquino’s running-mate, Sen. Manuel “Mar” Roxas II, leading the pack of vice presidential bets in 2010.
The SWS presented the respondents with a list of 11 presidential aspirants and were asked: “Sa mga sumusunod na pangalan sa listahang ito, sino po ang malamang ninyong iboboto bilang presidente ng Pilipinas, kung ang eleksyon ay gaganapin ngayon?”
MANILA – Four presidential candidates gave strong performances at ANC’s “Harapan: The Presidential Forum” on Wednesday, according to several political and media analysts.
Among the experts’ favorites were Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino Jr., Sen. Richard “Dick” Gordon, former Defense Sec. Gilberto “Gibo” Teodoro Jr., and former President Joseph Ejercito Estrada.
Imaging expert Emily Abrera said Aquino, Teodoro, and Gordon made the most sense and “didn’t waffle” when they answered questions on morality, as well as their views on political dynasties, population control, insurgency, and President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s bid for a congressional seat.