Roxas has hope for the presidential rase despite his low ratings in surveys.
Roxas on Friday offered an analogy to describe the pattern of the preference of voters based on election surveys conducted several times in a month.
“Kung titignan natin, maganda ang trending. Pebrero: sino ‘yung flavor of the month? Binay. Tapos bawat flavor of the month, kinikilatis, tinitignan, tinitimbang. Marso, iba na flavor of the month, Grace na. Kinilatis, tinimbang. Abril, iba na flavor of the month. Duterte. Kinikilatis ngayon, tinitimbang. Itong kanyang mga pananalita na ampaw, na walang laman, na pabago-bago. Mayo, sino flavor of the month? Kaya maganda ang trending natin. Okay?” Roxas said, drawing laughter from the reporters.
(If we will look at it, trending is good. February: who is the flavor of the month? Binay. Then every flavor of the month is scrutinized, looked at, and weighed. March, we have a different flavor of the month. Scrutinized, weighed. April, there's another flavor of the month. Duterte. He's being scrutinized right now, weighed. his words are empty. and changing. May, who is the flavor of the month? That's why our trend is good. Okay?)
Despite consistently lagging behind rivals in surveys, Roxas sees no reason to tweak his campaign strategy to convince more people to vote for him as the next leader of the country.
“We’re doing okay. Nakikita naman po ninyo, nagbabago-bago kung sino ‘yung nangunguna. Ibig sabihin soft ‘yung support. May segment na soft ang support. ‘Yung atin, stable and solid, hindi nababawasan. So ako po ay tiwala na sa dulo, mananaig po ang maayos. Mananaig po ang tama,” he said in an ambush interview after his dialogue with farmers and fisher folks at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City.
(We’re doing okay. You can see that there is no consistent leader. It only means that there is soft support (for the leaders). There is a segment throwing soft support. The support for me is stable and solid—it is not waning. So I believe that in the end, the decent one will prevail. The right one will prevail.)
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