‘Villaroyo’ tag may have hurt Villar – Pulse Asia chief
Posted by akosistella on April 6, 2010
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MANILA, Philippines – Allegations of a possible secret alliance between President Gloria Arroyo and Nacionalista Party (NP) presidential candidate Sen. Manny Villar may have had an impact on the latter’s declining survey ratings, aside from other possible factors, Pulse Asia president Prof. Ronnie Holmes said Tuesday.
In an interview on ANC’s Dateline Philippines, Holmes said that except for Villar, virtually all of the presidential candidates had unchanged preference ratings in the March 21-28 Pulse Asia survey. (Read: Villar falls 4 points; Aquino, Erap, Gibo steady: Pulse Asia)
“There were the repeated, reiterated allegations that there is some form of an arrangement, an alliance, modus vivendi between Arroyo and Senator Villar, which, of course, Senator Villar has already dispelled. Those are things that you should note down. Whether it has impact on preferences, of course, our surveys will not be able to directly associate them. But you do have those accusations and allegations,” Holmes said.
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