Poe: Inspiration not from surveys but from people’s needs

Fellow Senators Grace Poe Llamanzares and Francisco Escudero recently declared their intent to run for president and vice president, respectively. Escudero, in his announcement, stressed that ideal contenders for public office should only be beholden to the Filipino people.

Fellow Senators Grace Poe Llamanzares and Francisco Escudero recently declared their intent to run for president and vice president, respectively. Escudero, in his announcement, stressed that ideal contenders for public office should only be beholden to the Filipino people.

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senator Grace Poe on Friday said she feels both “honored and humbled” on the recent Pulse Asia survey results where she continued to be the front runner in the presidential race.

“My sincerest gratitude to the people for their unwavering trust and support. I am honored and humbled by the results of the latest Pulse Asia survey,” Poe said in a statement.

“Surveys help us check if we’re on the right track, but we derive our inspiration from the needs and aspirations of our countrymen, with or without surveys,” she added.

Last week, Poe declared her presidential bid as an independent candidate in the 2016 national. The declaration came after months of President Benigno Aquino III and the administration party’s appeal to her to run first for vice president.

Poe then chose Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero as her running mate.

In the same Pulse Asia survey commissioned for ABS-CBN, Vice President Jejomar Binay placed second with 21 percent while former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas was third with 18 percent, an eight-point increase from his rating in June.

The survey was conducted nationwide from August 27 to September 3 from 1,200 respondents with a margin of error of plus-minus three points.

Meanwhile, Poe also remains the top choice in the recent Social Weather Stations survey for the 2016 presidential elections.

She, however, faces disqualification complaints before the Senate Electoral Tribunal and the Commission on Elections filed by defeated 2013 senatorial bet, Rizalito David over questions on her citizenship. (MNS)

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