IBON SURVEY:79% OF FILIPINOS BELIEVE ARROYO CHEATED IN 2004 POLLS

As the Supreme Court releases its decision on the airing of the ‘Hello Garci’ tapes today, results of the latest IBON nationwide survey show that an increasing number of Filipinos believe that President Gloria Arroyo cheated in the 2004 national elections.

The IBON January 2008 survey showed that 79% of 1,503 respondents believed that there were truth to allegations that the chief executive engaged in corruption and cheating in the 2004 elections, from 64.2% in the January 2007 survey round and 74.2% in October 2007.

The January 2008 IBON survey was conducted nationwide from January 7 to 14 with a total of 1,503 respondents. It has a margin of error of plus or minus three percent. (end)

Below is the tabulation of results of the respondents’ perception of the allegation that the President was engaged in corruption and cheating in the 2004 elections.

In your opinion, is there truth to the allegation that PGMA engaged in corruption and cheating in the 2004 elections?

January 2007

July 2007

October 2007

January 2008

Yes, there is truth to it

64.17

69.22

74.17

79.04

Yes, but only with regard to the corruption issue

3.88

3.90

3.34

2.79

Yes, but only with regard to the issue of cheating in the election

7.17

3.83

7.48

4.39

There is no truth to it

4.09

5.11

3.74

3.46

Don’t Know

20.09

17.07

10.55

9.05

No answer

0.60

0.87

0.73

1.26

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