In tight VP race, Cebu could be the difference
Posted by akosistella on May 15, 2010
Cebu province could hold the key to the vice presidential race, having by far the most number of uncounted votes, according to an analysis of the GMA tally of election returns as of Friday afternoon.
Sen. Mar Roxas, whose family roots are in Capiz, has predicted that the final count in the Visayas, his home region, will enable him to overtake current leader Makati Mayor Jojo Binay, who leads his rival by just 804,000 votes with 90 percent of votes counted.
In vote-rich Cebu, Roxas has gotten three out of five counted votes, while one out of five has gone to Binay, with most of the rest going to third-placer Loren Legarda, giving an inkling of how the rest of the province could go.
The historic TV5-SWS Exit Poll
SOCIAL CLIMATE By Mahar Mangahas
LAST MONDAY’S TV5-SWS EXIT POLL, DONE by Social Weather Stations in cooperation with the Ateneo School of Government (ASoG), the National Citizens’ Movement for Free Elections (Namfrel) and the Legal Network for Truthful Elections (Lente), under sponsorship of the PLDT-SMART Foundation in behalf of the Associated Broadcasting Company, was a first in Philippine opinion research.
The TV5-SWS Exit Poll pioneered in surveying voters in the open, upon leaving the voting centers (VCs), rather than in the privacy of their homes after returning from voting, as had been done before.
A home-based exit poll has the advantage of avoiding harassment by partisans, but the disadvantage of having to wait for voters to get home, hours after voting. With the advent of automated vote counting, the TV5-SWS Exit Poll adopted the VC-based type of exit poll, as used in advanced democracies, to hasten completion and reporting to the public.
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