Vice President Jejomar Binay is said to be baffled by the latest presidential voter preference survey ranking him third behind Sen. Grace Poe and former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas.
Binay used the word ‘confusing’ to describe his feelings because past surveys either ranked him first or second, but never behind the two other declared presidential aspirants.
Well, Binay should start realizing now that the winds of change is fast catching up with his political shenanigans that it is, more than ever, affecting the choices and preferences of people as to who they want to ably succeed President Aquino in 2016.
More than being baffled, I think the reality that this is going to be the trend of the surveys taken within the next 7 months or so before the 2016 election is tormenting Binay no end.
As if choosing a vice presidential running mate is not agonizing enough, now comes Binay’s new ranking in the poll that will even make it harder for him to convince political personalities to run in tandem with him – a likely loser.
There seem to be no probable candidate for vice president in sight that is exciting and inspiring enough who will be able to reverse the current standing of Binay in the surveys. Neither Senators Ferdinand Marcos Jr. nor Gregorio Honasan, both known for their notoriety, and which Binay thinks he need badly to help uplift his slumping presidential candidacy.
I am not saying that there will be no more changes in the presidential survey rankings from here on. For sure there will be, but it could only happen between Poe and Roxas, with both, ironically, promoting President Aquino’s ‘tuwid na daan’ ( straight path) program of governance.
We will just have to see whether or not Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte will finally declare his candidacy and join the 2016 presidential race.
If the fearless Duterte decides to run, then it will even add more misery for Binay.
Duterte’s entry will leave Binay eating the dust.