Friday, December 11, 2009

Gordon making good in surveys


December 10, 2009, 4:15pm

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Barely two days after announcing his bid for the presidency, Sen. Richard Gordon has picked up in the surveys and has impressed "confused" voters who would have otherwise settled for presidentiables who have declared to run early on in the race.

At the "Harapan" presidential debate organized and aired live by television network ABS-CBN last week, students from the University of Santo Tomas shared their views about how each candidate answered issues like their economic platforms, track records, political dynasties and other issues.

Some students, when asked for feedback on who they would vote for based on the presidential debate, said that Gordon's last-minute entry into the presidential race had changed their plans on who to vote for in the 2010 presidential elections.

ABS-CBN took a random survey of 20 students who watched the presidential debate in which Gordon, although he had joined the presidential race only two days earlier, already ranked second.

Of the 20 students randomly asked who they would vote for after the debate, six voted for Gordon, 10 voted for former defense secretary Gilbert Teodoro, while four voted for Sen. Noynoy Aquino.

Some students said that Gordon's entry into the presidential race had "confused" them because they had already decided on who to vote for in the 2010 elections but Gordon's answers in the presidential debate had swayed them towards voting for him.

Some said that they should have registered so they can vote for Gordon, and should not have given in to apathy brought about by the lack of options among those who have declared intentions to run for president early on during the registration period.

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