GRACE POE ASKS HER SUPPORTERS: ‘Spread word I am still candidate’
POZORRUBIO – Senator Grace Poe asked her supportors to spread the truth that she was still a presidential candidate, even as she said she needed to go around and reach more people to inform the public of her programs and plans.
“I urge my supporters to help spread the word that I remain a candidate for president in the 2016 election, that I am ready to serve to people,” Poe said during her visit to this agricultural town on January 15.
Poe’s disqualification cases were based on citizenship and residency issues, but these are pending before the Supreme Court which issued a temporary restraining order to the Commission on Elections from disqualifying her.
While she has not seen the details of the recent SWS survey, Poe “anticipated” that the results could have been affected by the propaganda by her opponents that she was disqualified..
The latest SWS survey showed Poe is trailing Vice President Jejomar Binay by two percent in the presidential race. She used to lead the surveys but was overtaken in the recent survey because of the cases filed against her.
“I have not seen the recent survey results, but past surveys were affected by the cases,” Poe said.
“Survey companies have different results. It is important to know all the results. I know that my opponents have their own turfs and strongholds. The results must prompt us to go around more, to work more to convey to the people our message, to find out where we are inadequate and to go back to our plans,” Poe said.
She asked her supporters who know the truth that she is still a candidate that she is not out of the presidential race yet.
Senator Francis Escudero said survey results are always changing. But while candidates can go up or go down in surveys, “what is important is the vote during the election day.”
He said he was happy that he was leading in the surveys although he has not been spending to advertise his candidacy.
“This is a big deal for me because compared to my opponents who spent big for advertisement, we are still leading, although we do not have the money, no political party and no machinery,” Escudero said.
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