A Facebook page supporting senatorial candidate and incumbent Sorsogon Gov. Francis “Chiz” Escudero posted an edited photo of OCTA Research’s April senatorial survey to depict he enjoyed a 100% voter preference. In reality, it was only 50%.
Heart ko si Chiz uploaded the photo on April 19, blurring out a significant portion of OCTA Research’s Tugon ng Masa survey results to show only Escudero’s name beside a 100 mark. The photo also bore the headline “CHIZ AMONG PREFERRED SENATORS IN OCTA SURVEY.”
The image excluded two measures in the original polls: respondents’ awareness of the candidate and voter preference. Awareness does not necessarily translate to voter preference.
This explains why despite 100% of respondents saying they were aware of Escudero’s senatorial bid, only half said they would vote for him.