Election polls are not the truth of the gospel – Trillanes


Antonio Trillanes IV. (Philippine Daily Inquirer file photo)

MANILA, Philippines — Don’t take the polls as gospel truth, Senatorial aspirant Sonny Trillanes IV reminded the voting public on Tuesday as he walked to the polls Asia Pulse for its “historically dismal record and flawed methodology”.

Trillanes said surveys “often don’t reflect current realities on the ground,” especially in the midst of a raging pandemic.

“Pulse Asia and even the social weather station have made repeated mistakes before,” he said. “It’s just unfortunate that the media often reports the results as if they were the truth of the gospel.

The former navy officer, who is now running for a senator under the Robredo-Pangilinan list, recalled how in the 2004, 2007, 2010, 2013 and even 2016 elections, Pulse Asia made bad calls before the elections .

In 2007, for example, Pulse Asia and SWS polls placed Trillanes 20th and 16th a week before the election, but he eventually landed 11th.

—SUBINGUBING KRIXIA

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