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Palace shrugs off latest Pulse Asia Survey

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Liberal Party (LP) vice-presidential candidate Leni Robredo (L) speaks beside former Interior Secretary and LP presidential candidate Manuel Roxas   REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Malacanang is unaffected with the continued slump in rating of the Roxas-Robredo tandem, the latest is with the result of the Pulse Asia survey.

Presidential Spokesman Secretary Edwin Lacierda made the said statement after Liberal Party standard bearer Mar Roxas placed third, tying with Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte, receiving 21 percent.

Based on the said survey which was conducted last February 15-20, with 1,800 registered voters, Senator Grace Poe remained at the top spot with 26 percent followed by Vice President Jejomar Binay with 25 percent.

Coming in at the bottom of the list is Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago with three percent.

According to Secretary Lacierda, the administration believes that voters will choose the candidates endorsed by President Benigno Aquino III because they will continue with the “Daang Matuwid.”

“We are confident that as clarity occurs, public will take to heart that this nation has too much potential to risk any course other than continuity and stability through Daang Matuwid.”

Lacierda added that voters will be more convinced as candidates continue explain and present their platform of government.

The Roxas-Robredo team is slowly catching up because the public is now faced with reality that the candidates they used to believe in are not able to answer relevant issues.

“As the public’s attention and concentration increases the breakthrough of the true candidates of reform is imminent.  The posturing is wearing this as reality is catching up with those increasingly unable to withstand scrutiny.”

Meanwhile, Vice Presidential candidates’ Senator Francis Escudero and Senator Bongbong Marcos Jr. are statistically tied with 29 percent and 26 percent respectively.

Liberal party Vice Presidential bet Congresswoman Leni Robredo is at third spot with 19 percent.

Senator Alan Peter Cayetano came in at fourth place with 12 percent, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV with six percent and Senator Gringo Honasan with four percent at the last spot.

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