MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Grace Poe on Wednesday said she still has no plan to seek higher post in the 2016 despite her improving rating in terms of people’s choice, but she admitted: the survey result “is truly heartwarming.”
In the recent Pulse Asia survey conducted between November 14 and 20, 18 percent of the 1,200 respondents said they would vote Poe for president if the elections were held during the survey period.
Vice President Jejomar Binay, meanwhile, dropped five percentage points but remained at the top.
In the latest survey, Binay had 26 percent.
“But, as of this time, it does not shake off the real reasons I have said before that deter me from even seriously considering to run in 2016,” Poe told reporters in a text message.
She earlier said she does not want to go through what her father, actor Fernando Poe Jr., experienced in 2004 when he ran against then President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.
She also said she didn’t want the public to think she was too ambitious as she admitted there were others who are more experienced.
“There are still so much to do in the Senate that needs my full attention and efforts,” the neophyte senator added. (MNS)