Presidential race still fluid, analyst says
Posted by akosistella on April 21, 2010
End-game strategies seen to affect outcome
MANILA, Philippines – With just less than a month left before the May 10 elections, the outcome of the presidential campaign can still be anyone's ballgame.
Speaking on ANC's “The Rundown” on Tuesday night, political analysts weighed-in on what will be a deal-breaker for candidates in the last three weeks before the polls.
While surveys tout the presidential campaign to be a 3-way race among Liberal Party standard-bearer Noynoy Aquino, Nacionalista Party’s Manny Villar and Pwersa ng Masa’s Joseph Estrada (Aquino’s figures are consistent at 37%, owing partly to the dip in Villar’s ratings, what has further strengthened Estrada’s loyal support base), political strategist and management expert Malou Tiquia believes the race is more dynamic.
Lakas-Kampi-CMD’s Gilberto Teodoro, Bagumbayan’s Richard Gordon, and Bangon Pilipinas’ Eddie Villanueva are still very much in it, she says.