Binay: I’m confused by survey results

VICE President Jejomar Binay said Tuesday he was confused by the recent opinion polls that presented different results on the presidential candidates preferred by the people surveyed.

Binay said he was extremely puzzled by the different survey results, citing the Radio Mindanao Network survey in which he topped the ratings while the Social Weather Stations placed him in third spot but was statistically tied with Senator Grace Poe and Manuel Roxas II in the Pulse Asia survey.

Asked if he cared about the numbers, Binay said he was not really bothered by them but admitted that those were forcing him to work harder.

Meanwhile, Binay said President Benigno Aquino III could use some mercy and compassion to former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

He said Arroyo, who is facing plunder charges, had not been allowed to post bail and was being kept in detention despite her medical condition.

Arroyo has undergone surgery on her spine for cervical spondylosis, a condition where the bones of the neck deteriorate and cause a misalignment in the spine.

Binay said the Aquino administration was very vindictive against its political opponents, but he promised there would be no vindictiveness in his administration in case he won the presidency.

He declined to comment if Senator Ferdinand ‘‘Bongbong’’ Marcos Jr., would be his running mate in the 2016 elections but said he was among those being considered by his search committee.

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