SIX of 10 Filipinos do not want President Benigno Aquino 3rd to run for a second term if the Constitution is amended, a survey by Pulse Asia revealed.
The pollster’s Ulat ng Bayan survey conducted from September 8 to 15 showed that 62 percent of Filipinos believe that the President should not extend his stay in Malacanang beyond 2016.
This sentiment is strong in all socio-economic classes–63 percent in class ABC, 61 percent in Class D and 65 percent in Class E.
The pollster said only 38 percent of Filipinos or four out of 10 favor term extension for Aquino.
Opposition to Charter change was strongest in Metro Manila and Balance Luzon at 67 percent and 71 percent, respectively.
In the Visayas, 50 percent of those polled also rejected Charter change, just a tad lower than Mindanao’s 52 percent.