Tuesday, July 12, 2005

CNN/Time Poll: Gloria Resign!

MANILA, Philippines (CNN) -- A majority of people surveyed this month say Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo should not complete her presidential term, according to a new CNN/Time poll.

Additionally, the survey found that opposition to the Philippine leader fell and rose along age lines.

Of the 600 people surveyed in the poll, conducted by TNS during the past week, 57.5 percent said Arroyo should quit.

The poll was taken July 2-5, and had a margin of error of 4.1 percent. TNS is a London-based international polling company.

The results come as Arroyo faces mounting pressure to step down, following allegations of cheating in the 2004 presidential election.

She is accused of talking to an election official about ensuring a million-vote victory in the vote. Arroyo won re-election in 2004.

She won a reprieve of sorts on Sunday, when a group of influential Roman Catholic bishops declined to demand her resignation, saying no single option could be deemed "morally correct."

In the CNN/Time poll, people were asked, "Do you think President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo should or should not complete her six-year presidential term?"

Of the poll's respondents, 37.7 percent of those surveyed said they believed she should complete her term. A further 4.7 percent of people did not know.

Calls for her resignation fell along age lines in the CNN/Time. Among the poll's findings:

  • 62 percent of those asked who were between 18-24 said she should not complete her term;

  • Nearly 63 percent of respondents aged 25-34 said Arroyo should not complete her term;

  • Approximately 61 percent of respondents aged 35-44 said Arroyo should not complete her term;

  • Nearly 54 percent of respondents aged 45-54 said she should step down;

  • And, 41.5 percent of respondents 65 and older said Arroyo should not finish her term.
  • 1 comment:

    James said...

    You mean the poll made in metro Manila? Metro Manila is not the Philippines.