Duterte not bothered by latest SWS poll results

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Presidential candidate Rodrigo "Rody" Duterte

Tacloban (CNN Philippines) — Presidential candidate and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo "Rody" Duterte is not at all bothered by the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey.

Sen. Grace Poe grabbed the top spot with 27 percent, while Vice President Jejomar "Jojo" Binay had 24 percent.

Administration bet Manuel "Mar" Roxas II came in third with 22 percent, Duterte ranked fourth with 21 percent, and Miriam Defensor-Santiago scored only four percent.

Related: Poe leads presidential race; Binay, Roxas statistically tied in second — SWS

"It's good," Duterte told reporters in response to questions about the SWS survey. "At the end of the day, I will be your last card."

Asked whether he sees survey results as a reflection of the reception he is getting from his supporters on the ground, he said: "Maybe by the standards of the survey companies."

"I do not question survey companies. But you are not there until you are there. That has always been the rule in the elections. You are not there until you are there," he added.

 

Asked to comment on the standing of Roxas, Duterte said: "Swerte siya." [Translation: He's lucky.]

Duterte also said his campaign is not shaped by surveys.

The political platform of Duterte is largely anchored on fighting corruption, criminality, and illegal drugs.

"Let the campaign remain that way," he said. "Let the people decide."