- Binay remains unfazed that Duterte and Poe are leading the voter survey preferences
- He says he will be elected as the next president
- He sees Roxas as his main rival on election day
MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Jejomar Binay shrugged off the latest voter popularity surveys, which revealed him and Liberal Party standard bearer, Mar Roxas trailing the front-runners.
In fact, he sees Roxas as his main rival on election day because they have the political machinery to deliver the votes.
Just like what he told the local candidates of his party during their proclamation rally in Unisan, Quezon last week, the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) standard-bearer declared that he will be elected as the next president of the Philippines, despite his unfavorable numbers in the latest election surveys.
According to an article published by Philippine Daily Inquirer, Binay said in an interview with Radyo Inquirer that based on the forecast of his chief of staff who predicted his victory in the vice presidential race in 2010, he would edge out his nearest opponent by four million votes or a 7- to 10-percent margin.
He disclosed that his core group of electoral supporters comprised 35 percent “more or less” and there are organizations which continue to support his presidential bid.
He remains unfazed that his fellow presidentiables Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Senator Grace Poe are leading the voter survey preferences because they have no political organization.
“They are now scrambling to organize,” he said.
In his case, he said previously that his greatest edge against his opponents is his organization and field work.
He noted that at this stage, the other presidential candidates are still looking for allies. Whereas in his case, he already has an organization and field work because he experienced these all before, when he ran for vice president.
Although he is confident he will be elected as the next president, he plans to continue reaching out to voters and explain why they should vote for him.