Robredo: Marcos’ exit polls data unreliable

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EXIT polls that supposedly put Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. in the lead in the vice-presidential race are unreliable, the camp of Liberal Party bet, Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo, said Wednesday.

Georgina Hernandez, Robredo’s newly designated spokesperson, noted that exit polls have outlived its usefulness because of the speedy transmittal of the election returns to the Commission on Elections’ transparency servers.

“We can’t use the exit polls as basis because exit polls results were already overtaken by the results reflected on the transparency servers,” she stressed. “In fact, the conduct of the exit polls weren’t finished because of such speedy transmittal.”

“So it would be wrong for Sen. Marcos to claim that there is discrepancy [in the results of the exit polls and the transparency servers],” Hernandez added.


As of 4:45 p.m., Robredo leads Marcos by 231,179 votes based on partial and unofficial count of the Comelec transparency server. Both candidates have 13 million votes.

Robredo’s camp also dismissed claims by the Marcos team that a new script, if not a computer command, was introduced to the Comelec’s transparency server that could have affected the election results to the detriment of the votes for Marcos.

“If they will use this new script that they are talking about that supposedly came at 7:30 p.m., Sen. Marcos’ numbers continued to rise after that. His largest lead actually came at 8:25 p.m., when he led us by 935,838 votes,” Hernandez pointed out.

“Besides, if they have concerns, they should clarify it before the Comelec, not before the media,” Hernandez added.

In the same news conference, Robredo’s camp presented statistician and Ateneo de Manila professor Alyson Yu, who predicted that Robredo is in fact on pace to beat Marcos by 226,000 votes.

Yu explained that while Marcos built an early lead, it wasn’t insurmountable at that point since the votes coming from Robredo’s bailiwicks were yet to be received by the Comelec transparency server. LLANESCA T. PANTI

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  1. David Michael Meyer on

    The thing is –Have they not used these same machines –Now the watch dog is saying to Comelec –To sever connection with t ? –If marcos can appeal against the decision ,,Surely this opens the door for all the candidates that did not win to appeal?

    Seems this whole Election is degenerating into a farce …

    David M Meyer {Phd Psych}

    • David Michael Meyer on

      If the machines are deemed so unreliable that the watch dogs ..Have told Comelec ..To sever connections with the supplier –That leaves in doubt ;not only the results of this election ;;But of all elections where any machines supplied by this company ; were used >>>

      David M Meyer

  2. Joseph Encarnacion on

    Come on Mr Marcos…be sport. Kung talo ka…talo na. Don’t make up stories. It’s just because you were leading almost a million votes in the first phase of the votes, and all of sudden on the 2nd phase Leni over took you means she cheated you. Remember, the early part of the counting were from Region I, II, and VIII. That’s Ilocos Norte,Ilocos Sur, LA Union, Pangasinan, and Leyte. Those are Ilocanos and Leyte (province of Imelda Marcos) voters. That’s why Marcos got his big lead in the early counting. After that, that’s it…its all Leni Robredo’s. Just like in basketball, you may lead by 20 points in the first half and still lose the game. Don’t tell me if you lose the game after leading by 20 points in the early part of the game sasabihin mo dinaya kayo ng referee?

  3. That’s a self-serving statement by her. She’s in no position to say and conclude that exit poll is unreliable.

  4. Ms Yu , there was already a known intent for LP to make her win the VP race by Pres Aquino so to ensure that Aquino will be spared from ending in jail, and there were already many manifestation of cheating intent and PPCRV has reported seeing VCM in Mar Roxas Novotel, those were red flags that this election was rigged to make Robredo win, cuz Mar Roxas will loss the election. Four to five hours have lapse before Comelec investigate the presence of VCM and therefore Smartmatic people could have moved it to another room. Comelec is the main culprit in connivance with LP .Smartmatic has been a problem and why Andres Bautista, Comelec chairman ignore the problem.it such a shame that crookedness of the Phil gov’t and its agency remained corrupt and dishonest .

  5. I am not surprise if Ateneo De Kamore University is involved in this election counts. They were against marcos since the beginning. We are not stupid enough to know, that your school belongs to noytard yellow government. Of course you will be sided with Leni….