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Threatened by Erap’s hold over the masses? FRONTLINE Ninez Cacho-Olivares 02/28/2010

Sunday, February 28, 2010


Threatened by Erap’s hold over the masses?


FRONTLINE
Ninez Cacho-Olivares
02/28/2010

In all the so-called commissioned and non-commissioned surveys, whether they be the Social Weather Stations or the Pulse Asia survey — both of which incidentally appear to have lost their credibility --- Erap Estrada, seeking the presidency for the second time, is always ranked at third place — with his numbers remaining static for months, which is an impossibility, given that the numbers just don’t jibe with what is on the ground.

But media lap up these survey findings and have taken them as an electoral fight between just two contenders: Manny Villar and Noynoy Aquino who are now media-billed as the frontrunners in the election.

It has even come to a point where a Noynoy-commissioned survey by the TNS, released to the Yellow media, was quickly publicized, despite the fact that no data were made public — just the numbers showing Noynoy up by 11 or 12 percent over Villar. No survey question was produced, no demographics — just the survey figures on a claimed 3,000 respondents nationwide.... MORE


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