Different lists of candidates led to varied senatorial rankings in 2 surveys -SWS
Separate surveys on preferred senatorial candidates that the Social Weather Stations (SWS) took last month show
varied results as respondents chose from “two different lists,” a representative from the survey firm said Saturday.
This after certain camps cast suspicion on inconsistent results of two commissioned surveys both conducted from September 15 to 23.
Senator Cynthia Villar topped the SWS survey commissioned by Presidential political adviser Francis Tolentino, while
Senator Grace Poe was the leading contender in an SWS study sponsored by Lakas-CMD official Alde Joselito Pagulayan.
The polls had the “same 1,500 respondents,” but each survey provided a “different list” of candidates to choose from,
SWS Deputy Director for Surveys Vlad Licudine told ANC’s Dateline Philippines Weekend.
Both lists were provided by their respective sponsors: Tolentino’s had 24 names on it, while Pagulayan’s had 39 names, Licudine said.
“It just goes to indicate individuals have diverse thanks when demonstrated distinctive arrangements of records,” he said.
In spite of a few contrasts, both studies reliably demonstrated that the best 6 spots possessed either by occupant or previous legislators, Licudine said.
“Regularly they trusted by general society since they already chosen,” he said.
Different variables that may impact the inclination of voters are ubiquity and “charm,” the SWS official said.
“You must know by the general population, they must charmed or trusted by people in general,” he said.
The reviews made open similarly as the period for recording declarations of office at the Commission on Elections started.