#Halalan2016 #Eleksyon2016 No stat significant move: Dut 33% Mar 22% Grace 21% Binay 17%

     As they were.

     Status quo:

     All presidential bets held on to their ratings from last week as there is no statistically significant movement in the numbers compared to last week’s survey by Pulse Asia, with a margin of error of plus or minus 1.5%, as follows:

      Pulse Asia presidential survey commissioned by ABS-CBN Apr. 26-29,   4,000 respondents, margin of error of plus or minus 1.5% (source of figures: ABS-CBN News)

 Duterte 33% (exactly the same as last week’s ratings)

Mar 22% (from last week’s 20%, statistically insignificant movement)

Grace 21% (from last week’s 22%, statistically insignificant movement)

Binay 17% (from last week’s 18%, statistically insignificant movement)

Undecided : About 4% (with a range of 2.5% to 5.5%)

     In one week of full-blast propaganda blaring from all sides in all media, from the “anti-Duterte” practitioners and the Duterte defenders: The survey shows:  people are holding fast to… whatever it is they are holding fast.

    Ok, let me rephrase that: People are holding fast to whatever it is they believe in.

     Are the “Undecided” enough in numbers to turn the tide? Their numbers are 4% with a high of 5.5%. These numbers will fragment four directions, but even in the statistically improbable event that they bunch up in one candidate below, would that be enough?  — do the math.

    (Hindi nga enough, pag-isipan mo yan, hwag matagal mag-isip, 120 hours na lang). 

     In the previous post published the other day, here was the closing : “xxx (T)he swing, if any, with less than one week, will adjust only within its level of political consciousness. (barring massive cheating). ” 


i just want to recite my Yeats

Amid the ongoing noise and haste 

            The Second Coming

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity. 

Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
                   – William Butler Yeats


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