Pollster Pulse Asia on Monday disowned a survey showing Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte taking the lead in the presidential race.
A post on the “Pompee La Viña – Duterte 2016” falsely claimed that Duterte was chosen by 26 percent of 4,000 respondents as their top presidential bet.
Sen. Grace Poe, with 24 percent, allegedly dropped to second place in the fabricated March 21-25 survey supposedly conducted by Pulse Asia.
Meanwhile, administration bet Manuel Roxas 2nd supposedly scored 21 percent, while Vice President Jejomar Binay got 19 percent.
The false survey has garnered over 1,500 “likes” and has been shared more than 1,300 times, as of posting time.
In a statement, Pulse Asia clarified that it did not conduct the survey.
“It has come to our attention that a survey allegedly conducted from March 21 to 25 for ABS-CBN is being attributed to Pulse Asia. We did not conduct said survey,” it said.
“We do not conduct surveys during Holy Week, Holy Thursday and Good Friday in particular,” the polling firm added.