Sunday, December 20, 2009

Noynoy tops MBC survey

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FOR what it’s worth, Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III of the Liberal Party topped a survey of the Makati Business Club conducted December 8 to 18, getting picked by 61 percent of the respondents. His running mate Mar Roxas was chosen by 78 percent.

Respondents numbered around 13 percent of MBC’s total membership, which according to its website, is around 800.

Administration candidate Gilberto Teodoro trailed Noynoy at 14 percent, followed by Manuel Villar (Nacionalista Party), 7 percent, Richard Gordon, 3 percent and Joseph Estrada, 1 percent.

Roxas was followed by Bayani Fernando at 10 percent; Loren Legarda, 3 percent; and Jejomar Binay and Edu Manzano, both at 1 percent.

Fourteen percent were undecided on their preference for president while 7 percent were undecided for vice president.

The MBC members were asked, "Who among the candidates running in the 2010 elections would you prefer to see as the next Philippine President and Vice President?"

No list of candidates was provided to the respondents.

Around 85 percent of the respondents are Filipinos while over 7 percent are foreign nationals. Around 8 percent of the remaining respondents failed to indicate their nationality.

Businessmen also identified corruption as the top issue that the next president should address (79 percent) followed by peace and order, (35 percent), and infrastructure, (24 percent).

Other issues mentioned were: the economy (20 percent), poverty (17 percent), and fiscal deficit (15 percent).

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