MANILA — Liberal Party vice presidential candidate Leni Robredo was the biggest gainer in the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey, joining Sen. Bongbong Marcos in a tie for second place.
In less than one month, Robredo gained seven points, from 12 percent in the previous survey from Nov. 26 to 28 to 19 percent in the latest poll conducted from Dec. 12 to 14 with 1,200 respondents nationwide.
The seven-point gain was the highest among the vice presidential candidates as Marcos dropped from 24 percent to 19 and Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano slipped from 21 percent to 17 percent.
Sen. Francis Escudero did not gain any ground as he remained at 30 percent.
In a statement, Robredo attributed her good showing in the SWS survey to the help that she has been getting from supporters and volunteers, the driving force of the “People’s Campaign” behind her vice presidential run.
“This is an early Christmas gift not just for me but to my whole family. I owe this trust to the people who believed in me and the thousands of volunteers nationwide who continue helping me,” said Robredo.
“Kung hindi sa kanila, ang pag-angat na ito ay hindi mangyayari,” added Robredo, the lawmaker of Camarines Sur.
Robredo also drastically improved in the recent Pulse Asia survey, placing fourth in a poll conducted from Dec. 4-11 with 14 percent. It was a significant climb as she started in last place several months ago with one percent rating.
“Patunay lang ito na nagbunga ang ating ginawang pag-iikot sa iba’t ibang lugar upang maipakilala ang aking sarili at ano ang ating kakayahan para sa pamumuno at paglilingkod,” Robredo said.
Despite her improved rating, Robredo has committed to work even harder to reach more people, especially in the countryside, and inform them of her plans and programs.
“Malayo pa ang aking hahabulin kaya dodobehin pa natin ang sipag para maabot ang marami pa nating kababayan, lalo na ang nasa malalayong lugar, at maipabatid sa kanila ang ating hangarin para sa bansa,” Robredo explained. Sammy F. Martin/PNA/northboundasia.com