Senator Francis Pangilinan believes that the survey rating of Vice President Leni Robredo will pick up once she decides what position to run for in Election 2022.
“At this point in 2015, VP Leni Robredo’s numbers were even lower. PNoy (late President Benigno Aquino III) at this point in 2009 was not even in the polls,” Pangilinan, Liberal Party president, said.
He added VP Leni is currently focused on helping the people affected by the pandemic.
“Remember that the last time she actually went all-out on the campaign trail, she rose from 1 percent to victory. I have absolutely no doubt that when she does declare her candidacy, kapag luminaw sa taumbayan ang pagkatao niya, she will become an even stronger center of gravity for those who believe in strong, competent, compassionate, courageous leadership,” Pangilinan said.
“It has happened before; being an underdog is nothing new for VP Leni,” he added.
VP Leni has yet to declare what position she would run for in the 2022 elections.
In the latest Pulse Asia survey, the Duterte-Duterte tandem, the team of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio and President Rodrigo Duterte, are leading the way in the possible run for president and vice president in Election 2022.
VP Leni’s survey rating will pick up after candidacy declaration – Pangilinan
In the survey conducted from June 7 to June 16, it was stated that Mayor Sara got 28% support from 2,400 adult Filipinos who were asked who they want to be the next leader of the country in the coming elections.
The list also includes Senator Manny Pacquiao [8%], Vice-President Maria Leonor Robredo [6%], and Senator Panfilo Lacson [4%].
Also on the list are Senator Bong Go [3%], former vice president Jejomar “Jojo” Binay, former Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, and former Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, who got 2% each.
Meanwhile, the president of Pulse Asia insisted that the results of pre-election surveys are not always correct when it comes to election day itself.
According to Pulse Asia President Ronald Holmes, sometimes the names at the bottom of the survey are suddenly at the top when polling day comes.