Pulse Asia Flags Fake Election Survey on Social Media

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Pulse Asia on Tuesday flagged a fake survey circulating on social media that purported to show that the gap between presidential candidates Bongbong Marcos and Leni Robredo had narrowed.

The pollster said it would release survey numbers via its website, not through social media and that it issued the denial in response to numerous requests for comment.

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Pulse Asia marked as fake, photos of tables from the survey, supposedly taken in early March. The last Pulse Asia survey based on data in February showed Marcos as the choice of 60% of respondents, followed by Robredo with 15%.

Since February however, Robredo had drawn tens of thousands to the streets in campaign rallies and secured endorsements support from local politicians.

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