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Noynoy Aquino presidential survey rating decreasing: Is he losing the Cory magic?
Published on: Dec 15, 2009 - 4:07pm


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Presidential candidate Sen. Noynoy Aquino III, son of the late Philippine icons of democracy Ninoy and Cory Aquino, tops the latest presidential survey of a public relations firm, but Sen. Manny Villar is just a few points--seven to be exact--behind.

Of the 1,200 respondents in a survey conducted by the Issues and Advocacy Center (The Center), the first survey since all the political hopefuls filed their candidacy, 31 percent said they will vote for Aquino (Liberal Party) and 24 percent for Villar (Nacionalista Party). Aquino's previous ratings in Social Weather Stations (SWS) and Pulse Asia surveys were around 50 percent.

"The Center Director [Edgardo] Malay attributed Aquino's lower ratings to the diminishing impact of the death of his mother who passed away [on] August 1 after a long battle with colon cancer," GMANews.tv reports. Aquino ran due to the prodding of different personalities and groups after his mother died and announced his candidacy on the 40th day of her death.

"We respect the results [of The Center survey]. Noynoy and [his running mate Sen. Mar Roxas] will just have to continue to work hard not to lose the trust of the people," Liberal Party spokesman and Quezon Rep. Lorenzo Tañada said. The Liberal Party is waiting for the results of the December surveys of SWS and Pulse Asia which will set the tone of their campaign next year.

The results have not made Villar complacent. "Mahaba pa yan, marami pang mangyayari. Basta kami ay naka-focus lang sa Mayo at sa aming adhikain. [We still have a long way to go, a lot can still happen. For our part, we're just focused on the May election and our advocacies]," Villar said.

Former Pres. Joseph Estrada came in third with 19 percent, Defense Sec. Gilbert Teodoro got 10 percent and Sen. Richard Gordon shot up from "virtually nil" to 8 percent in the survey.

It's a tight race between the presidentiable frontrunners but it's an even tighter race between their running mates: Aquino's partner, Sen. Mar Roxas has 28 percent, just three points ahead of the 25 percent share of Villar's partner, Sen. Loren Legarda.

The Center describes itself on their website as "a political media campaign consultancy group that is based in the Philippines and which is a springboard of trend-setting ideas in politics and advocacy."

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41 Comments
  • BETH
    i love cory and ninoy, but i'll vote for gibo teodoro..

    sulong gibo!! sulong pilipinas!!
    Mar 28 2010 @ 10:17pm     Reply  
  • jiji
    gibo, the most qualified of them all.. !! :)

    we call ourselves ( gibo supporters ) the silent majority.. :)
    Mar 28 2010 @ 10:15pm     Reply  
  • Aleksandra
    @krst
    That b*llsh*t. You people are spreading lies about the CAtholic Church that's really low. And It's true what Noynoy is saying because he's said it himself and a lot newspapers support this because their sources aren't even from the Church
    Mar 22 2010 @ 12:42pm     Reply  
  • he who must be named
    I go for GIBO... he's the only presidential aspirant with both brains and brawns... plus he has the greatest credentials to back him up...
    Sorry to say but if it weren't for Pres Cory's Death, Noynoy wouldn't be as famous and would not probably even win as VP... GO GIBO..=)
    Mar 11 2010 @ 03:21pm     Reply  
  • Anonymous
    Noynoy Aquino is only popular because of his parents, Ninoy and Cory Aquino. Ninoy and Cory left a good impression to the Filipinos. Noynoy is not Ninoy and Cory. They are really different from eachother. In his stay in the senate, out of 9 bills he made, none is approved. He is not as smart as his parents. He can't have a speech without a "codigo" but if he will have a surprise speech, he will surely say "sabi po ng nanay ko" or "sabi po ng tatay ko." He does not have his own words to say! what if he will have a meeting with other presidents of other countries? Can he express himself well in English for the other presidents to understand? I will not vote for him if i were you. He does not deserve the position. He will give our country a bad impression.
    Feb 07 2010 @ 05:46pm     Reply  
  • I think...
    Ninoy Aquino is not deserving to be the next president because he does not have much experience.
    Yes, he is sure not to steal from our government but is he smart enough to solve our country's problem. Based on my research, in his almost 9-year stay in the senate, he was not able to make even one law. Is that a good image of a good president? What do you think?
    Feb 07 2010 @ 05:36pm     Reply  
  • sacul
    I will vote for Gordon and Bayani they have proved that they can get the job done..(Subic and Metro Manila)
    Jan 30 2010 @ 03:18pm     Reply  
  • Zamba Pamne
    Bayani fernando is an action man!!!
    Jan 21 2010 @ 11:13pm     Reply  
  • via_tycoon
    ano man sabihin ng ibang tao dyan i will still go for noynoy. we had 2 intelligent people running our country thats marcos and arroyo and look where they took us?? in hell.. cory aquino before she became president she was just an ordinary housewife without anything on her portfolio but at least nakawala tayo sa martial law.. i could have choose gibo but i the way he said it he will still consider charter change and peeps you know that our country is not ready for that.
    Dec 25 2009 @ 04:35am     Reply  
  • lord of the ring
    @warlord,

    really? wanna bet? with Ronnie Puno waiting in the wings, i don't think so.....
    Dec 21 2009 @ 01:07pm     Reply  
  • warlord
    VILLAR WILL WIN...FOSHO!
    Dec 20 2009 @ 03:35pm     Reply  
  • bigdaddyrichard
    You cite the center's survey in this article yet in the mock poll on thecenter's own web site, Noynoy has 81 votes as against Villar's 17. In second place is Escudero with 51 and he is not even running now. Funny funny funny!
    Dec 20 2009 @ 04:38am     Reply  
  • Totoy Kidlat
    Ginag*g* lang kayo niyang mga survey-survey na iyan. Huwah kayong pagogoyo diyan. Kung totoo iyan sana matagal ng umasenso ang Pilipinas. Kung sa Singapore iyan, hindi uubra ang mga survey-survey na iyan, kahit Media, hindi pwede ang style ng Pinoy media doon. Matagal na sana silang binira ni LEE KWAN YEW. Sino ang pinakamalapit na clone ni LEE KWAN YEW sa mga presidentiables? Iyun ang iboto niyo, at tiyak ang pag-asenso ng ating Bayan. Sino si Lee Kwan Yew ? siya ang KICK-ASS ,leader ng Singapore at nag-payaman sa mga Singaporeans. Ano ang sekreto ng pagyaman? Disciplina, LAW & ORDER at MERITOCRACY. Mi narinig ba kayong Care Giver na Singaporean? wala!
    Dec 19 2009 @ 08:19pm     Reply  
  • Julia
    Why is he losing in surveys? Because of his sister Kris!
    Dec 19 2009 @ 01:01pm     Reply  
  • darwin
    villar for president..

    anu b mga ngwa n noynoy?

    kya lng naman xa iboboto ng tao dahil sa parents nya

    patay n ang mga magulang nya

    oo malaki utang n loob ntin sa knila
    pero d naman cla ang mamumuno sting bansa

    kundi ung bago

    dapat ang mgng presidente ay ang may political will hndi ung prng especial child
    Dec 18 2009 @ 04:13pm     Reply  
  • dong valete
    Whoever made this so called survey must be dreaming. Yeah, fool Villar, Legarda and yourself and some but I am sure majority of the electorate are treating this self serving survey as a trash.
    Dec 18 2009 @ 04:00pm     Reply  
  • dong valete
    Yup, only in the Philippines, where you can put up any imagined, organization anytime, anywhere, without those strict screening being done in other countries. And here is one that thinks Pilipinos are brainless and will just believe outright any misleading information they feed to the people. Jologs, you are right since this so called survey is a comedy at its best.
    Dec 18 2009 @ 03:52pm     Reply  
  • Lulalou
    I haven't really chosen who to vote next year for President although I'm sure of my VP which is Bayani. I believe he really wants to implement discipline in each of us. Even a smart leader would not lead well if he can't make people follow the rules.
    Dec 18 2009 @ 09:31am     Reply  
  • thinkaboutit
    ramos and gloria are intelligent people -- did philippines progress? were they able to minimize corruption? no, they even had their share of the pie.

    we don't need an intelligent president this time. what we need for a president is an honest one, someone that has a firm hand against corruption.
    Dec 17 2009 @ 02:10pm     Reply  
  • Otabetyel
    I may not agree with some of Bayani's project (like the urinal thing) but i think he has the strongest political will among the candidates. I can only wish the future president will have that quality.
    Dec 17 2009 @ 11:02am     Reply  
  • Quasimodo
    All these presidentiables are just SMOKES & MIRRORS. Nobody can hold a candle to the dynamic duo of the GORDON-FERNANDO, tandem in terms of track record. It's about time Filipino voters grow- up. Don't vote for candidates just because they lead in surveys. Vote for those who have tangible achievements and track records. Vote for the candidate who can make an impact on the nation in terms of stamping out poverty, and disciplining the the character of the Pinoy that verge on chaos and palusot.
    Dec 16 2009 @ 11:26pm     Reply  
  • may
    Just a few years ago, Noynoy Aquino was in sales in Mondragon, selling sportswear and swimwear. I bet he got the job because of his mom Cory and because Tony Gonzales is close to Ms. Aquino(he was her Tourism Sec). Noynoy spent several years in Congress. Can anybody recall anything of significance that he did there??
    And now people want him to become president of the country because his main claim to fame is he is the son of two famous people. He can't even give TV speeches without resorting to cue cards.
    Leadership should be based on merit, and not because someone has famous parents.
    Dec 16 2009 @ 08:26pm     Reply  
  • joey
    we had also conducted a survey in our province (1000) respondents. The results were

    NOYNOY - 1000

    VILLAR - 0
    Dec 16 2009 @ 08:02pm     Reply  
  • karaniwan lang
    @jaja, how sure are you that he is not a trapo? and what is your definition by trapo that makes you separate noynoy from the others.

    I tell you, he is under one of the major political party that was able to convince MAr to step aside to give way to noynoy because they know that there is an opportunity due to the popularity brought about by his mother's death. When they decided that, did they believe that Noynoy is better than Mar Roxas as a president? I don't think so. Obviously, Mar is the better candidate but since Noynoy is more winnable, they decided it that way. Unlike the Lakas party, even if they know that Gibo has a very slim chance of winning, due to the unpopular administration, they still fronted the most qualified person.

    But I'm not supporting Gibo, I'm going for Gordon and Fernando. It's the best pairing with a sure will for governance and implementation.
    Dec 16 2009 @ 10:05am     Reply  
  • jaja
    yuck jamby!!!

    ok fine! noynoy's answers weren't as brilliant as gibo's answers. well compare to cory, he's MORE experienced. & i'm sure....he's NOT A TRAPO, unlike villar who doesn't show up at debates. dinadaan na lang niya sa mga ads nya na paulit-ulit na lang!!
    Dec 16 2009 @ 09:51am     Reply  
  • jackyhonta
    -my family hails from tarlac, and I got home this weekend, and ask them about Noynoy, to my surprised they said they wont vote for this guy, because he is non existent in the province and no achievements to be said of.
    Dec 16 2009 @ 09:02am     Reply  
  • anne
    i really dont like noynoy. my god! naririnig nyo ba mga sagot nya sa mga debate? walang alam. pag nanalo sya baka si kris ang maging presidente natin. baby ni kris si noynoy di ba! poor country!
    Dec 16 2009 @ 12:27am     Reply  
  • Champ
    Well here is another one. I am rooting for Bayani too. Gordon-Bayani, the transformers.
    Dec 15 2009 @ 11:42pm     Reply  
  • karaniwan lang
    I never even considered Noynoy. That guy is just lucky to be the son of cory. Liberal Party grabbed the opportunity of his mothers death because Cory's suffering and death catapulted his popularity for presidency.

    Heck, the party was even able to convince Mar Roxas, who was the real credible candidate, to step aside to give way to Noynoy just so that the party can gain control of the government.

    What a joke, thinking they can fool people...
    Dec 15 2009 @ 11:28pm     Reply  
  • Depi
    Gordon and Bsyani! We need a president with a clear vision (backed up with a good track record) and a VP that is action-oriented. Good combination.

    I was considering Noynoy before. But after his pathetic performance in the debates...I'm starting to doubt his capability to run this country.
    Dec 15 2009 @ 11:14pm     Reply  
  • karaniwan lang
    surveys are somewhat true, of course it does not accurately predict the results next year as it has different factors affecting it on a daily basis.

    But as for the ones I'm supporting, Please vote for Dick Gordon and Bayani Fernando. These guys are well experienced in legislative, management and administration. And the fact that they are not backed up by a major political party, hence no major financial supporter to have an utang na loob with, these guys will be able to focus on the things that should really be done for our country.
    Dec 15 2009 @ 10:46pm     Reply  
  • Ryan Galvez
    Wow, someone's actually rooting for Bayani? I guess his/her favorite colors are pink and blue. Do you actually think Bayani can do it? C'mon.. better read up on him first. Or maybe you're really into the colors.
    Dec 15 2009 @ 10:43pm     Reply  
  • Survey Says
    I used to go for Noynoy. With a clear vision of the whole Philippines as a Singapore of the future, I will go for Dick Gordon. He has a slew of acoomplishments to back him up.

    Now, Bayani will take care of the discipline portion which we really need for the Philippines to go back to civility.
    Dec 15 2009 @ 10:34pm     Reply  
  • Benjpedro
    The Center should rename itself The Center for Ewan.

    It claims to be a 'think tank' but it hasn't even published a single white paper.

    In fact, the only articles on their webpage are columns by their director.

    It's a joke of a 'think tank' and even a joke of a polling firm because it lacks credible statisticians
    Dec 15 2009 @ 09:39pm     Reply  
  • JOLOGS
    This survey is a FRAUD! The results should be:

    Jamby= 90%
    Pamatong=5%
    Banal na Ama=5%

    Go JA..JA..JAM.BY!
    Dec 15 2009 @ 08:16pm     Reply  
  • Rachel
    He's losing the Cory magic, but is suffering from the Kris curse.
    Dec 15 2009 @ 06:46pm     Reply  
  • minch
    i HAVE A SURVEY MADE HERE IN OUR PROVINCE LATELY... (1000 respondents)The Result were as follows;

    NOYNOY---- 1000
    VILLAR---- 0

    I am sorry with that advocacy center, mayba you manipulated the survey..
    Dec 15 2009 @ 06:13pm     Reply  
  • minch
    NOYNOY FOR pRESIDENT!!!! He is the best....
    Dec 15 2009 @ 06:07pm     Reply  
  • krst
    It's the Catholic Church spreading lies/misinformation about the Reproductive Health bill (how it's pro abortion etc.) that has affected Noynoy's popularity.
    Dec 15 2009 @ 05:55pm     Reply  
  • I've had enough of surveys
    Defensive :) We already know Noynoy's cousin is the founder of Pulse Asia, and we already know Villar caught up to Noynoy in SWS. What's common in all the surveys? Noynoy is going down, down, down.
    Dec 15 2009 @ 04:44pm     Reply  
  • Jet Lopez
    PRESS STATEMENT OF ATTY. EDWIN LACIERDA
    Spokesperson - Senator Benigno "Noynoy" S. Aquino III

    "Like most of the Filipino people, we are not familiar with this alleged survey agency and their survey results. The only thing we know about this group is that its Managing Director Art Valenzuela was the only one who predicted in 1998 that Speaker Jose De Venecia would win the Presidency over then Vice President Joseph Estrada.

    SWS and Pulse Asia, through the years, have consistently shown dependability and consistency. People should be warned that push-polling is an old trapo technique to bring a front runner's numbers down. We are not surprised and we expect them to continue.

    What we find most interesting, however, is that a Lakas-CMD spokesperson Rep. Milagros Magsaysay is now trumpeting Senator Villar's so-called 'catching up' with Senator Aquino. Is Senator Villar with Lakas-CMD?"
    Dec 15 2009 @ 04:22pm     Reply  
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