Robredo alarmed by Marcos’ lead in surveys

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Vice Presidential candidates Sen. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. and Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo in passionate exchange during the vice presidential debate on Sunday (April 10).

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — The trend in the latest presidential and vice presidential surveys proved to have chilling effects on candidates.

Liberal Party’s (LP) vice presidential bet Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo admitted she is alarmed with the fact that her rival Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. leads the recent vice presidential surveys.

Alarming siya in the sense na syempre magtatanong ka kung ano ang hinahanap ng taong bayan,” Robredo said in an interview on Tuesday (April 12). “But we still have 27 days and that 27 days can mean the world kaya hindi tayo nawawalan ng pag-asa.”

[Translation: It’s alarming in the sense that you’re wondering what the electorate is looking for.  But we still have 27 days and that 27 days can mean the world that’s why we’re not losing hope.]

Marcos took the sole lead in the recent vice presidential survey by Social Weather Stations (SWS), while Sen. Fancis "Chiz" Escudero and Robredo were statistically tied in second place. Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano ranked third, while Senators Gringo Honasan and Antonio Trillanes IV were tied in last place.

The latest Pulse Asia survey results also showed Marcos taking the solo lead in the vice presidential derby. Trailing far behind Marcos are Robredo and Escudero. Cayetano remains in the middle of the pack, while Trillanes and Honasan garnered the least votes.

But for Robredo, there's still a chance to beat Marcos.

Kung titignan ang numbers namin ni Sen. Marcos ang magkalapit na magkalapit na. Remember that I started at 1% and Sen. Chiz that time was around 44%. Noon parang wala talaga pag-asa pero you just have to keep faith na there’s always a reason kung bakit ako nandito. Bakit ngayon pa ako mawawalan ng pag-asa kung abot kamay na.”

[Translation: If you're going to look at my and Sen. Marcos' numbers, it's really tight.  Remember that I started at 1% and Sen. Chiz that time was around 44%. It really looks hopeless before, but you just have to keep you're faith that there's always a reason why I'm here. Why will I lose hope now that we're really close.]

Robredo said she is very satisfied with her performance during the vice presidential debate on Sunday (April 10). She also hopes it would make her gain more votes than Marcos.

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