The up and coming election could possibly see the Opposition “Otso Diretso” coalition crushed if recent surveys are to be believed. Neither popular Yellow bloggers like Jover Laurio (and the social media “engagement” she brags about) nor celebrity endorsers like Bianca Gonzalez can save them, it seems. But partisans on either side should not despair nor rest on their laurels.
Don’t rely on surveys. Just because your candidates are popular doesn’t mean they will win or just because some candidates are unpopular doesn’t mean they will lose.
Since it is not mandatory to vote in the Philippines and the stakes are not that high this coming mid-term elections compared to the 2016 Presidential elections, low voter turn out might go in favour of the Opposition whose supporters are more desperate than supporters of popular candidates.
The biggest enemy of the administration bets this year could likely be low voter turnout. It can still go either way, so go out and vote.
In life, things are not always what they seem.