As they were.
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