As proven by the partial results of the actual elections, OCTA Research president Ranjit Rye asserted that scientific surveys, such as election surveys, are reliable in conducting public opinion research.

“Indeed, scientific surveys are reliable tools for public opinion research,” he said.

Rye cited as an example the 58 percent estimated vote that former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. would get, as shown in the OCTA’s Tugon ng Masa pre-election survey from April 22 to 25, 2022.

OCTA’s survey result was close to the 59 percent that Marcos got in the actual count.

Vice President Leni Robredo was also in 2nd place in both OCTA survey and actual vote count with 25 percent and 28 percent, respectively.

Senator Manny Pacquiao, Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso, and Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson were in 3rd to 5th place in both OCTA survey and actual tally.

Moreover, Rye said the same survey provided a list of probable winners in the race for the senate that has been validated as correct by the actual quick count.

“The OCTA got it right as far as the top 12 in the Senate,” he said.

Those in the top 12 were actor Robin Padilla, Antique Rep. Loren Legarda, broadcaster Raffy Tulfo, Senator Sherwin Gatchalian, Sorsogon Gov. Francis Escudero, former Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar, Taguig-Pateros Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano, Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri, Senator Joel Villanueva, former Senator JV Ejercito, Senator Risa Hontiveros, and former Senator Jinggoy Estrada.

Source: Manila Bulletin (https://mb.com.ph/2022/05/11/octa-asserts-pre-election-surveys-are-reliable-in-measuring-public-opinion/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=octa-asserts-pre-election-surveys-are-reliable-in-measuring-public-opinion)