THE camp of Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said that his rivals may be using surveys to condition the minds of the people as the latest poll showed Rep. Leni Robredo tied with the senator in the vice presidential race.
“Surveys are surveys, they give a glimpse of the public sentiment at a certain period. We want to know, however, what happened in the two days between the two surveys that made a 7-point difference,” Marcos said in statement.
“This is because we have our internal survey and other independent surveys which show that we have widened our lead to double digit points from the closest rival,” he added.
In the latest survey of Pulse Asia commissioned by ABS-CBN, Robredo shares the lead with Marcos after getting a 30 percent voter preference rating, four points higher than her rating in the previous ABS-CBN Pulse Asia survey conducted on April 19-24.
Marcos Jr. got 28 percent, down three points from the previous survey.
Marcos’ campaign adviser, ABAKADA Party-list Rep. Jonathan dela Cruz, said that surveys are being used to condition the minds of the voters.
“I will not be surprised to find that the final survey results this close to the election will show Senator Marcos’s statistics slipping as opposed to administration candidate Leni Robredo because after all, it is a grand conspiracy of the administration to change the mindset of the people,” dela Cruz said.
He suspected that the survey results “may only be the tip of the iceberg” and warned the public to be vigilant against massive disenfranchisement and possible fraud on election day.
Dela Cruz challenged Robredo to reveal the sources of her campaign fund.
“Where are they getting the money to support their campaign? They are challenging other candidates to be transparent and project an image of being incorruptible but at the end of the day, they are the ones who are blatantly bending the rules in their favor,” he said.
“We must reveal our campaign donors and financiers, so the people may know who and how we are getting our money to finance our campaign. Let us not be blinded by hype,” he added.