Independent research companies have successfully predicted the results of presidential elections in previous national polls. With election surveys showing that Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte leading by as much as 12 points versus Sen. Grace Poe, does this mean a sure win for Duterte?
MANILA, Philippines (NewsLab Team) – The past few weeks have seen Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte surge in the pre-election survey race. The tough-talking Davao mayor pulled ahead of his rivals at 34 percent—a lead of 12 points that makes Sen. Grace Poe a far second.
With the election hitting fever pitch soon, many have begun to ask: Do the numbers dictate a Duterte presidency?
Experts were reassuring, “the race is still wide open,” “it is a close fight,” “anybody can win.” But if we are to look back—surveys in previous election seasons have gotten it right, more than once. Read more >
Author Denison Rey Dalupang
News Site PhilStar
Date Published April 8, 2016
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