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Lacson: Surveys are not elections

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Presidential aspirant and Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson on Monday maintained he is not bothered by the results of the latest Pulse Asia survey.

Lacson ranked fifth in the pre-election surveys conducted from 18 to 23 February after earning two percent of votes — two percent lower than January’s four percent.

He reiterated that the surveys are not elections and that the support he felt “on the ground” are not reflected in the poll results.

“Surveys are not elections. Last time I heard, election is on 9 May,” the senator said in a message shared to reporters.

“I’m not bothered at all simply because the numbers I feel on the ground are different from what the surveys indicate. After the presidential interviews and forums, I thought I should gain instead of lose support. Having said all that, I will continue this fight all the way to Election Day,” he said.

Former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. remains the frontrunner in the upcoming polls garnering 60 percent of votes. He was followed by Vice President Ma. Leonor “Leni” Robredo who earned 15 percent. Meanwhile, Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” was at third with ten percent while Senator Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao landed at fourth with eight percent.

The said survey was participated by 2,400 Filipino adults and has margin of error of + or – 2%.

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