Grace Poe says still not ready for presidency

Posted at 04/30/14 4:10 PM

MANILA – Despite receiving strong approval from the public, Senator Grace Poe on Wednesday said she feels she's still not ready for the presidency.

"Ako ay lubusan na nagpapasalamat sa patuloy na kompyansa ng ating mga kababayan. Dasal ko palagi na hindi ko sila bibiguin. Ngunit sa ngayon, 'di pa rin nag-iiba ang aking pananaw na marami pa akong dapat patunayan bago ako mangarap na tumakbo para sa mas mataas na posisyon,'' Poe said.

Poe made this comment after a recent Pulse Asia surey ranked her second among the top "preferred presidential" candidates for 2016.

The survey, a copy of which was obtained by ABS-CBN News, was conducted last March 19 to 26, 2014 among 1,200 respondents all over the country.

The respondents were shown a prepared list of names and asked: "Of the people in this list, whom would you vote for if the 2016 presidential elections were held today and they were candidates?"

Topping the survey was Vice President Jejomar Binay, who has long declared his plan to run in 2016, with 40 percent or 4 out of 10 respondents saying they would vote for him.

Poe, a neophyte senator, came in second with 15 percent.

A former chairperson of the MTRCB, Poe topped the 2013 senatorial elections - her first try at an elective post. – reports from Willard Cheng and Lynda Jumilla, ABS-CBN News