PULSE ASIA SURVEY

4 in 10 Filipinos: Poll cheating sure

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ABOUT four in every 10 Filipinos believe that there will be cheating in the May 2016 elections while less than half of those polled expect the national and local polls to be clean and credible, according to the latest Pulse Asia survey.

Results of the survey held from January 24 to 28, 2016 showed that 39 percent of the respondents were sure that candidates will cheat while 29 percent believed otherwise.

The results also showed that 32 percent of those polled were ambivalent on the issue.

Nearly seven out of 10 Filipinos or 65 percent said there will be massive vote-buying, a scheme that has been prevalent in previous polls, while 37 percent believe that there will be tampering of vote-counting machines.


Other forms of cheating that the respondents believe will occur are changing the actual vote count (32 percent) and the deployment of flying voters (31 percent).

Voters hoarding, replacing ballots inserted in machines, threatening other voters and election officers, and machines being stolen as well as brownouts were also among the forms of cheating schemes that the respondents said will occur.

The survey involved 1,800 registered voters 18 years old and above and has a ± 2 percent error margin at the 95 percent confidence level.

Majority of Mindanao respondents (56 percent) believe that cheating will occur in the coming synchronized polls while a big plurality of those in the Balance Luzon (41 percent) were undecided.

The Pulse Asia survey was conducted two weeks after the start of the election period on January 10.

On the other hand, the survey also found out that 48 percent of Filipinos believe that the May 9 polls ‘’will be clean and the results credible because the counting of votes is automated.’’

The opinion that the elections will be clean is predominant in Class E (51 percent), the Visayas (56 percent) and Metro Manila (59 percent).

While the disagreement or agreement on the integrity of the polls this year hardly differed from the March 2013 findings, ambivalence on the issue was more pronounced.

Pulse Asia noted that Filipinos remain divided over the issue of political dynasty, reporting that 32 percent of the respondents agreed with the statement, “One should not vote for candidates who have children, spouses, siblings or parents who are current or former elected government officials.”

In contrast, 34 percent of the respondents disagreed with the statement. Another 34 percent were undecided.

Half of Metro Manilans (50 percent) disagreed with the view that candidates coming from political dynasties should not be elected into office.

Pulse Asia noted that this group saw significant movements as far as public opinion on this matter is concerned (+11 on level of agreement and -13 on level of ambivalence).

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  1. ang URI ng PULITIKA at ELECTION ang dahilan kung bakit hindi mawala-wala ang KABULUKAN at DAYAAN sa election…..

    1st: POLITICAL DYNASTY, ang pinaka-mother of all CHEATING sa Pilipinas..

    2nd: PERSONALITY ORIENTED ng pulitika at kawalan ng isyu at plataporma.

    3rd: ang SOBRANG GASTOS ng ELECTION CAMPAIGN SPENDING ng mga pulitiko dahilan kung bakit mga BILYUNARYO at DAMBUHALA ang nagdodomina ng pulitika at election sa Pilipinas..

    4rt: ang TURNCOATISM, ang palundag-lundag at pagiging OPORTUISTA ng ;pulitika at ang kawalan ng tunay na political party, isang klase ng pandaraya na hindi mabura-bura sa tuwing election..

    5th: ang EPALism

    Last; VOTE BUYING, VOTE SELLING, DIS-ENFRANCHISEMENT, TERRORISM and DECEPTION..

    isang RADICAL POLITICAL REFORM ang kailangan para mademocratized ang election at mawala ang TALAMAK na dayaan sa PILIPINAS..

  2. Four in every 10 Filipinos believe that there will be cheating in the May 2016 elections
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    Take a look at Comelec refusing to install the machine security required by law.
    At who is running the election Smartmatic 100% foreign owned
    At the Aquino appointee’s running all the agencies into ruin the past 6 years
    At the corrupt congress led by the Liberal Party
    At the candidates who have already spent more than allowed by law.
    At the candidates who are not qualified to run according to the constitution
    At the Supreme Court who will disregard the constitution to allow a foundling to run

    The headline should read 6 out of 10 Filipinos are clueless idiots

    The people get the government they deserve

    Enjoy