By ROGER M. BALANZA
Retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio said that early survey front runners usually do not win in the elections.
Carpio, the lead convenor of the opposition coalition 1Sambayan, said this as latest survey results conducted by Pulse Asia showed Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, for president in the coming 2022 election, and her father, President Rodrigo Duterte, for vice president, as runaway winners .
1Sambayan has vowed to field a full slate against candidates of outgoing President Duterte, who heads the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino/Lakas ng Bayan (PDP/Laban).
Unfazed by results of the Pulse Asia survey, Carpio said that “ surveys now will not reflect the actual result of the election.”
“The real surveys that will be reflective of the election will be some time in March,” Carpio said on Thursday in a press briefing.
Howard Calleja, also a convernor of the coalition,, said !Sambayan is banking on a united opposition to defeat Mayor Duterte or anyone President Duterte may anoint as his presidential bet.
“All we need is to unite and have one candidate,” said Calleja.